The Moths of Suffolk
706 Agonopterix nervosa, (Haworth, 1811)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : In a wide variety of habitats

Flight Period : Single-brooded, July to September

Larval foodplants : Broom (Cytisus scoparius), gorse (Ulex), Dyer's Greenweed (Genista tinctoria), Petty Whin (Genista anglica), or Tree Lupin (Lupinus arboreus). On the continent it is also recorded on Laburnum (Laburnum anagyroides)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Common among gorse; unnoted in the west, except at Brandon. Ipswich district not rare in July (Pyett, Whit.), Orford (Whit.), Leiston (Grey), Blythburgh Wood (Mly), Southwold (Ctw), Lowestoft (J. Sang), Oulton May 1931 and Gorleston (D).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 16-22mm


Confusion species : None

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2007) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Iken Cliff, Suffolk (1.vii.2008) © Paul Kitchener
Dunwich, Suffolk (4.vii.2014) © Paul Kitchener