Depressariidae : Depressariinae
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Agonopterix heracliana
Common Flat-body
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Agonopterix scopariella
Broom Flat-body

(Heinemann, 1870)704 / 32.011
Norfolk status
Variable and often confused with similar species. Adults which have not been reared from larvae on broom (Cytisus scoparius) may be confused with A. atomella, A. heracliana or A. subpropinquella, and examination of genitalia is advised.

Usually shows two black spots and two white spots (often ringed by black) on each forewing.

Adults occur August to May, hibernating over winter.

Pre-1979, records were often confused with A. atomella.

Recorded in 23 (33%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1992.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
27/04/2021128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
21/05/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
11/04/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
10/03/2020127TG14 - Sheringham
20/05/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 18-21 mm
Flight: Aug - May (hibernates)
Foodplant:   Broom, Tree lupin.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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