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Agonopterix ciliella
Large Carrot Flat-body (Stainton, 1849)
Depressariidae: Depressariinae
689 / 32.019
Photo © Linda Simkins,  West Walton

Similar Norfolk Species
Common Flat-body
Agonopterix heracliana
Sea-holly Flat-body
Agonopterix cnicella
Wingspan: 19 -24 mm
Flight: Aug - May (hibernating)
Foodplant:   Wild Angelica, Wild parsnip other umbelliferous plants.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
Norfolk Status
Very similar to A. heracliana.

Methods of separation, including a larger wingspan, underparts often tinged pink and five brownish lines in the cilia near the base of the hindwing (see here) are thought to be unreliable.

Only reliable method of separation can be made by dissection of the genitalia. When recording please note how identification has been determined.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 27 (36%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/03/2019128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
22/06/2018127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
23/10/2017+27TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
20/03/2016128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
12/02/2015127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
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