32.024 .... B&F 0702
Agonopterix assimilella (Treitschke, 1832)
Status .....Currently just a handful of recent Nottinghamshire records, but probably a widespread moth of areas containing stands of Broom. Most easily recorded as a larva during the late-Winter and early Spring, by examining shoots of the foodplant which have been fixed together with silk. The larva is a rich plum colour.
Adult, reared ex-Walesby larva photographed May 2016
Early stages                            
Near full-grown larva photographed on Broom Cytisus scoparius, photographed at Ransom Wood March 2017.
7mm larva photographed on Broom Cytisus scoparius, Gibraltar Plantation March 3rd 2024.
Larva photographed on Broom Cytisus scoparius, Mansfield, February 2008.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Agonopterix assimilella
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Stephen Palmer. Nick and Samantha Brownley.

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Updated January 2024

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