Irish moths


Family: Oecophoridae       Sub-family: Depressariinae

696     *     Agonopterix propinquella

Identification very uncertain, needs confirming

Wingspan: 16-19mm
Flight time: August-May, hibernating through winter
Larvae mine undersides of leaves then feed in web beneath leaf
Food plant: Knapweed, Thistles

Agonopterix propinquella and A. subpropinquella are usually recorded as 696x Agonopterix propinquella / subpropinquella as they require breeding from foodplant or genitalia examination to separate.

Photographs: Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. August 2010

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