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32.032 (BF713)

Angelica Flat-body   

Agonopterix angelicella
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae present May-July in spun shoots and leaves, making large, conspicuous bunches.  Often feeds gregariously.  Adults July-September.

Larval foodplants

Angelica, less often Hogweed.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Torrs, Wigtownshire, on 5th June 1983 by Sir Arthur Duncan, who found the first for Dumfriesshire at Castlehill in Kirkmahoe parish on 14th July 1983, both specimens now at National Museums Scotland, with the Kirkcudbrightshire first being found at Hannaston Wood SSSI on 21st June 1996 during a Scottish Entomologists’ gathering.

24 record(s) from 12 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2006 2021 2021
32.032 Agonopterix Angelicella
32.032 Agonopterix Angelicella
32.032 Agonopterix Angelicella
32.032 Agonopterix Angelicella32.032 Agonopterix Angelicella

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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