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Agonopterix purpurea (Haworth, 1811) 
The true status of this moth in Nottinghamshire was until recently somewhat vague, but it appears that Nottinghamshire's first records were of singles taken at Misson Carr in August 2009 (Radford, J.T.). More recently, this species was attracted to MV light at Shirebrook Pit Wood in August 2021 (Ashley, A. Coombes, P. and Morton, D.). In view of Wild Carrot being the preferred larval foodplant, it would be reasonable to expect many former colliery sites to hold this moth, but there appear to be no other modern records.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Agonopetrix purpurea  
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Dave Budworth (Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Entomological Society 2019 Journal Number 169 Micro-Moth Report 1998-2019 – new species). Dave Morton. Andy Ashley. Paul Coombes. J.T Radford.

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Updated January 2024

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