697 Agonopterix arenella
([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)Wingspan 19-23 mm.
The posture of this moth is typical of many of the Depressariinae, which rest with flattened, overlapping wings.
This species hatches in the autumn and spends the winter as an adult.
Occurring throughout Britain, it is a nocturnal flier and is attracted to light. The larvae feed on various thistles (Carduus) and knapweed (Centaurea).