Agonopterix nervosa - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth


Las Descargues, 16 June 2011
Agonopterix nervosa Adult


© Robin Howard

Agonopterix nervosa (Haworth, 1811)

Wingspan: 16-22mm

A univoltine species on the wing mainly from June to October although there is the possibility that the species overwinters in the adult stage and can therefore be found throughout the year. A common visitor to the lights, at Las Descargues it is recorded from woodland margins and woodland heath and wherever its foodplants are found.

Larvae feeds on Cytisus, Ulex, Genista, Laburnam spp. (See above for overwintering status). Care is required in the identification of the larvae due to confusion with other species on the same foodplant.