The Moths of Suffolk
709 Agonopterix liturosa, (Haworth, 1811)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Wide variety of habitats

Flight Period : Single-brooded, July

Larval foodplants : St John's-worts (Hypericum)

Records : Monks Eleigh (A Watchman, 8.viii.1997), Barnhamcross Common (SMG, 28.vii.2001), Brandon (G Austin, 21.ix.2001), Thornham (P Kitchener, 4.viii.2003)

Morley's Final Catalogue : A frequent knapweed-feeder. Beside the Gipping at Ipswich (Pyett), rarely at Monks Soham light during August (Mly), Southwold (Bloomf.), Homersfield (Ctw). On the Breck at Worlington.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 17-20mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultAgonopterix conterminella

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Folkestone Warren, Kent (9.vii.2009) © Matthew Deans

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Folkestone Warren, Kent (9.vii.2009) © Matthew Deans