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32.019 (BF689)

Large Carrot Flat-body   

Agonopterix ciliella
Adult: 2


The only way to separate adults of A. ciliella and A. heracliana is by dissection.  Counting the lines in the cilia near the base of the hindwing is now considered unreliable.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae present June-August, in leaflets rolled into tubes or sometimes on flowers or fruits.  Adults July-May.

Larval foodplants

Many species of umbellifers, especially Angelica.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Glenluce, Wigtownshire, on 24th April 1954 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton, who found the first record for Kirkcudbrightshire which was of larvae found on angelica at Baraer on 9th July 1982, with the Dumfriesshire first being found at Holmhead on Lochar Moss on 26th April 2014.

22 record(s) from 14 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2011 2017 2015
32.019 Agonopterix Ciliella
32.019 Agonopterix Ciliella
32.019 Agonopterix Ciliella

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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