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Agonopterix subpropinquella
Ruddy Flat-body (Stainton, 1849)
Depressariidae: Depressariinae
32.015/692
Photo © Brian Jones,  f. rhodochrella 14/8/2010 Gorleston

Similar Norfolk Species
Broom Flat-body
Agonopterix scopariella
Black-spot Flat-body
Agonopterix propinquella
Wingspan: 16-22 mm
Season: Aug - May (hibernating)
Foodplant:   knapweed, thistle
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Open ground, hillsides, waste ground and roadside verges where foodplant found.

It can be confused with other species such as A. propinquella, and is usually best identified by dissection.

A distinctive form also occurs. f. rhodochrella has darker head and thorax, and more distinct wing markings.

Recorded in 45 (65%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
05/05/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
01/05/2019128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
24/04/2019128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
23/04/2019228TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
17/04/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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