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32.030 (BF706)

Dark-fringed Flat-body   

Agonopterix nervosa
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae present May-June in a spun shoot or within a withered flower-head.  Adults June-October.

Larval foodplants

Gorse, Broom, gorse, Dyer’s Greenweed, Petty Whin, Tree Lupin.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Killantringan Lighthouse, Wigtownshire, on 12th August 1914 by D. A. Mowat the keeper, while the first record for Kirkcudbrightshire was found at Portling on 26th August 1976 by Sir Arthur Duncan, who also found the first for Dumfriesshire at Castlehill in Kirkmahoe parish on 20th February 1976, both specimens now at National Museums Scotland.

73 record(s) from 29 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2019 2022 2022
32.030 Agonopterix Nervosa
32.030 Agonopterix Nervosa
32.030 Agonopterix Nervosa32.030 Agonopterix Nervosa

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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