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32.015 (BF692)

Ruddy Flat-body   

Agonopterix subpropinquella
Adult: 2
Resident. Rare.

Recording method

Comes to light.  May be beaten from cover in autumn or winter.

Life cycle

Larvae present June-July. Larva at first mines a leaf, then, if on a thistle, feeds under a web on the underside of the leaf; if on knapweed or Saw-wort, rolls a leaf into a tube.  Adults September-July.

Larval foodplants

Knapweed, thistles, burdock, Saw-wort.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found near Dalry, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 10th May 2001.

6 record(s) from 4 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2022

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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