Agonopterix heracliana

Alt Name
Common Flat-body

Wingspan 15 to 21 mm. Part of a group of very similar looking species. Identification can be difficult.


Gardens, waste ground, woodland edges and a wide range of other habitats.

When to see it

This moth can be found on the wing any time from September through to April.

Life History

The larvae spin the leaves of a variety of umbelliferous plants, occurring between May and July.

UK Status

A common species throughout most of Britain. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent but not common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = B (scarce resident or restricted distribution or regular migrant)

32.018 BF688

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map