716 Agonopterix rotundella
(Douglas, 1846)Wingspan c. 15 mm.
A relatively uniform-looking Agonopterix, with buffish forewings broken by two or three black dots and occasional scattered blackish scales. The specific name rotundella refers to the rather rounded termen of the forewing.
The adult lives from September to May, overwintering among low vegetation. It will come to light positioned near its habitat.
The larva feeds, June to August, on Wild carrot (Daucus carota), from a thickly folded leaf sewn with white silk. It appears to prefer short plants in full sun on coastal downs and cliffs in England, Wales, southern Scotland and Ireland. Recorded inland in the past, it now appears to be confined to coasts.