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Agonopterix scopariella (Heinemann, 1870) 
Status ..... A rare/uncommon moth in Nottinghamshire with few records. This may largely be down to the difficulties in identifying this moth as an adult, as it is similar to several other Agonopterix species. Probably found in areas with dry, sandy soil and where there are stands of Broom (Cytisus scoparius), the larval foodplant. The adults overwinter deep within Gorse bushes and in dry Heather. The record from Warsop Main Pit Top in January 2019, was the first for Nottinghamshire.
Photographed at Warsop Main Pit Top January 2019
Photographed at Rainworth Heath NR October 2015
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Agonopterix scopariella
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Dave Budworth (Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Entomological Society 2019 Journal Number 169 Micro-Moth Report 1998-2019 – new species).

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Updated September 2022

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