Lepidoptera Outer Hebrides

Family: Depressariidae   Checklist Number: 32.015

Agonopterix subpropinquella   Stainton, 1849

Ruddy Flat-body

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