01763 Agonopterix nervosa, (Haworth, 1811)

BF0706 (ABH32.030)

Christophstal, September 2016
Christophstal, September 2016
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Christophstal, September 2016
 Photo © Peter Bissell

General Information

This species is not easily distinguished from the similar species and genital examination is often required.


Fresh moths often have pink or purple legs.

Overwinters as an adult.
Both sexes come to light.

Wingspan: 16-22mm
Foodplant(s): Broom (Cytisus scoparius), Gorse (Ulex europaeus), Dyer's Greenweed (Genista tinctoria), Petty Whin (Genista anglica), Tree Lupin (Lupinus arboreus)
Flying: One generation, July-September
UK Presence: Resident
National status:

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Baden-W├╝rttemberg.

Larva Type:
Green, brown, grey, black
No. of Proleg Pairs: