Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Agonopterix subpropinquella Stainton, 1849
Ruddy Flat-body

Family: Depressariidae
Checklist Number: 32.015

A scarce species and currently only recorded on Mingulay, Eriskay and the southern end of South Uist. Generally it can only be accurately identified by dissection, however, the form rhodochrella is easily identified by the unique black thorax. Of the fourteen recorded examples of the species 13 have been of the form rhodochrella.
A grassland species which overwinters as an adult

The larvae feed on knapweed (Centaurea) and thistles (Cirsium)

Agonopterix subpropinquella
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