The Moths of Suffolk
710 Agonopterix conterminella, (Zeller, 1839)

National Status : Local

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

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Woodland, copses, fens, marshes, river valleys and other habitats where sallows and willows occur

Flight Period : Single-brooded, July to September

Larval foodplants : A wide variety of sallows and willows (Salix), including Crack-willow (Salix fragilis), White Willow (Salix alba), Almond Willow (Salix triandra), Osier (Salix viminalis), Goat Willow (Salix caprea), Grey Willow (Salix cinerea), Eared Willow (Salix aurita) and Creeping Willow (Salix repens)

Records : Thorpeness (S Wakely & J M Chalmers-Hunt, vii.1964), Landguard (N Odin, 2.vii.2006), Ipswich (N Sherman, 6.viii.2008), Redgrave Fen (SMG, 18.vii.2009), Woolpit (P Bryant, 28.vii.2010)

Morley's Final Catalogue : A sallow-feeder, termed common in England though recorded with us from only Flixton (Crutwell).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 17-19mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultAgonopterix liturosa

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Confirmed by dissection. - Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2008) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire (9.vii.2010) © Matthew Deans