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32.024 (BF702)

Dusted Flat-body   

Agonopterix assimilella
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.

See also Moth of the Week (06/02/2020)

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae present October-May, feeding in a short mine in a twig in which it overwinters.  In spring, feeds between two twigs spun together at a joint.  Adults April-September.

Larval foodplants



The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Locharbriggs, Dumfriesshire, on 24th June 1984 by Sir Arthur Duncan, specimen at National Museums Scotland, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found at Laurieston Forest on 6th June 1988 by E. F. Hancock, with the Wigtownshire first being found at Bargrennan on 18th July 1994 by A. M. Emmet.

12 record(s) from 9 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 1994 2021 2016

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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