The Moths of Suffolk
703 Agonopterix atomella, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Nationally Scarce A

Local Status : Uncertain, no recent records (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Rough grassy places

Flight Period : Single-brooded, July to August

Larval foodplants : Dyer's Greenweed (Genista tinctoria)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Also attached to broom. Known with us from Brandon before 1890, as bred in 1929-30 at Ipswich (Whit., Trans. i, 36), and once at Fritton light in 1936 (Morley).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 18-21mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultAgonopterix scopariella

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Life history chart
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