The Moths of Suffolk
704 Agonopterix scopariella, (Heinemann, 1870)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Flight Period : Single-brooded, August to May, hibernating through the winter

Larval foodplants : Broom (Cytisus scoparius) or Tree Lupin (Lupinus arboreus). On the continent also reported from Dyer's Greenweed (Genista tinctoria)

Morley's Final Catalogue : May be this species was confused with previous - they seem to share same name

Wingspan details : Wingspan 18-21mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultAgonopterix heracliana
Agonopterix subpropinquella
Agonopterix atomella

Compare confusion species
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Ipswich, Suffolk (iii.2003) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Dark form - Ipswich, Suffolk (20.vii.2009) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (17.iii.2010) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (4.iii.2015) © Paul Kitchener
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (3.iv.2017) © Paul Kitchener