The Moths of Suffolk
714 Agonopterix yeatiana, (Fabricius, 1781)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Grassland, downland and other open areas, especially in coastal areas

Flight Period : Single-brooded, August to June, hibernating over the winter

Larval foodplants : Wild Carrot (Daucus carota), Pepper-saxifraga (Silaum silaus), Rough Chervil (Chaerophyllum temulum), Hemlock Water-dropwort (Oenanthe crocata), Milk-parsley (Peucedanum palustre), Wild Celery (Apium graveolens) and other Umbelliferae

Records : Hopton (M Hall, 1991), Monks Eleigh (A Watchman, 6.ii.1993), Knettishall Heath (M Hall, 11.viii.1999), Ipswich (J Higgott, 2001), Orfordness (N Odin, 10.viii.2004), Minsmere (R Harvey, 28.iii.2006 & 23.ix.2006)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Taken quite commonly in the marshes at Brandon (Barrett) and at Bungay by Mrs. Mann (Trans. i, 36), about 1903.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 18-22mm


Confusion species
    AdultAgonopterix putridella

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Bawdsey, Suffolk (30.viii.2008) © Matthew Deans

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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Dunwich, Suffolk (27.viii.2013) © Paul Kitchener