Last modified: March 5, 2021, 9:40 a.m.
A very rare and local species in Belgium.
The difference between Agonopterix liturosa and A. conterminella is not always easy. The best individual feature is the coloring of the tegulae and forewing basal field: predominantly dark in A. liturosa and predominantly light in A. conterminella, although control of the genitals is necessary in dubious or worn-out specimens.
Dull greyish green; head pale brown, prothoracic plate greenish; pinacula black.
The caterpillar spins some shoots together.
Pupation amongst detritus or in the earth not far from the foodplant.
One generation a year: July.
Many kinds of habitat; no special preference.