The Moths of Suffolk
713 Agonopterix angelicella, (Hübner, 1813)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Fens, marshes, river-edges, woodland rides and other damp areas

Flight Period : Single-brooded, July to September

Larval foodplants : Wild Angelica (Angelica sylvestris), less often Hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium) or Milk Parsley (Peucedanum palustre). On the continent also reported from Burnet-saxifrage (Pimpinella saxifraga), Ground-elder (Aegopodium podagraria), Wild Parsnip (Pastinava sativa) and Lesser Water-parsnip (Berule erecta)

Records : Minsmere (S Clancy, 26.vii.2004)

Morley's Final Catalogue : UNrecorded but surely common on Angelica ? - CM.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 15-19mm


Confusion species
    AdultAgonopterix assimilella
Agonopterix astrantiae

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Oulton marshes, Suffolk (9.viii.2013) © Neil Sherman

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