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32.029 (BF705)

Gorse Flat-body   

Agonopterix umbellana
Adult: 1
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae present May-July, feeding in a silken tube on young shoots.  Adult July-May.

Larval foodplants



The MOGBI distribution map records it for Kirkcudbrightshire without further details sometime between 1961-2001. However, the first confirmed record for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Torrs Heughs at Sandyhills, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 10th October 1999, while the first for Wigtownshire was found at Garheugh on 25th September 2000, with the Dumfriesshire first being found at Castle Wood by Caerlaverock Castle on 8th October 2010 during a ‘Grey Daggers’ Moth Group field meeting.

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2022 2021 2012
32.029 Agonopteris Umbellana
32.029 Agonopteris Umbellana

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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