Last modified: Aug. 10, 2023, 8:21 p.m.
A local and rare species throughout Belgium.
The difference between Agonopterix conterminella and A. liturosa is not always easy. The best individual feature is the coloring of the tegulae and forewing basal field: predominantly light in A. conterminella and predominantly dark in A. liturosa, although control of the genitals is necessary in dubious or worn-out specimens.
Pale green; head yellowish brown; prothoracic plate light green; pinacula black.
Pupation amongst detritus or in a cocoon in the earth.
The adults hide during the day. They become active at night and occasionally come to light.
One generation a year: from late June till September.
Woodland, fens, marshes, river valleys.