Irish moths

Agonopterix umbellana

Family: Oecophoridae       Sub-family: Depressariinae

705     *     Agonopterix umbellana

Wingspan: c.21mm. Distinctive row of dark dots.

Flight time: August-April, hibernating through winter
Habitat: Usually coastal, also recorded inland

Larval food plant: Gorse, from late May to early August. Larvae form thick, silken tubes.

Agonopterix umbellana

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

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