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Agonopterix ocellana
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(Fabricius, 1775)701 / 32.007

Morley’s Final Catalogue: A common sallow-feeder; ' Suffolk' (Steph. Illust. 1834, p. 201) but little noted since 1890, when it was known from Leiston (Grey) and Homersfield (Ctw). Herringfleet marshes in April.

Recent Status: A common species where Salix species grow in Suffolk.

Life Style: Single brooded and hibernates. The moth is night flying and comes to light. The larvae feed from a spun shoot or rolled leaf on Salix species. It pupates on the ground.

Identification: The moth is a pale colour with variable dark spotting and shading it has a basal dash and spotted termen. It is characteristically marked by the Agonopterix twin spots that are often joined into a curved black marked and red backed, there is a red mark beyond and a dark suffuse central spot. Beyond this is a pale spot surrounded by red scales, the ‘ocellus’. There is no similar Suffolk species.

Recorded in 23 (40%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1990.
Last Recorded in 2019.
Additional Stats

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Determination
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/03/2019325TM47 - Blythburgh/Dunwich
15/03/2019125TM59 - Lowestoft
05/03/2019125TM58 - Carlton Colville/Kessingland
02/03/2019225TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
01/03/2019225TM47 - Blythburgh/Dunwich
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Wingspan: 19-22 mm
Flight: Sept - May (hibernates)
Foodplant:   Various willows. (Salix)
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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