Depressariidae : Depressariinae
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Photo © Patrick Clement,  Ex larva on iHypericum/i, Penny Hill Landfill Site, Worcestershire.

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Agonopterix conterminella
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Agonopterix liturosa
Purple-shaded Brown

(Haworth, 1811)709 / 32.008
=Large Purple Flat-body

Uncommon resident.

Hypericum perforatum, H. hirsutum, H. tetrapterum, with larva feeding in May/June in spun shoots. Distinguished from larva of the very common Tortricid, Lathronympha strigana, by the yellowish head and prothoracic plate.

Recorded in 44 (31%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 17-20mm
Flight: July to August
Foodplant:   St. Johns-wort
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
12/09/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
11/08/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
10/08/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
20/07/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO95
08/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO54
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