Gelechioidea

Depressariidae

Imago
Genus
Agonopterix
Species
arenella
Author/Year
Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775
Annual Flight Period
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Wingspan: 16-22mm

Imago: Univoltine, a common species that is found in many different habitats where its foodplant occurs, it is seen mainly during May and June at light.

Larva: Polyphagous, feeding on various thistles (Carduus ssp), knapweed (Centaurea nigra) and burdocks (Arctium ssp)

Overwinter: As an imago

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