Depressariidae : Depressariinae
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Photo © Patrick Clement,  f. rhodochrella, Worcestershire, April 5th 2009.

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Agonopterix subpropinquella
Ruddy Flat-body

(Stainton, 1849)692 / 32.015

Uncommon resident.

Centaurea spp., Cirsium spp., Carduus spp. with larva feeding in June/July, first mining a leaf, then rolling a leaf of knapweed into a tube, or under a web on the underside of a thistle leaf, making brown blotches.

Recorded in 30 (21%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1872.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 16-22 mm
Flight: August - May (hibernating)
Foodplant:   knapweed, thistle
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
11/04/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSP06
08/04/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSP06
22/04/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSP08
18/04/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSP08
29/03/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
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