Agonopterix cf yeatiana, Crete - photo © K. Bormpoudaki

Agonopterix yeatiana, Crete - photo © K. Bormpoudaki

Agonopterix yeatiana (Fabricius, 1781)


Agonopterix yeatiana is a moth of the family Depressariidae on the island of Crete, Greece.

Scientific name

Agonopterix yeatiana (Fabricius, 1781)

Pyralis yeatiana (Fabricius, 1781)

Agonopterix albidana (Donovan, 1804)

Agonopterix putrida (Haworth, 1811)

Depressaria ventosella (Stephens, 1834)

Depressaria altricornella (Mann, 1855)

Agonopteryx yeatsana Walsingham, 1908)

Depressaria oglatella (Chrétien, 1915)

Common name

Coastal Flat-body


Superfamily: Gelechioidea > Family: Depressariidae > Subfamily: Depressariinae > Tribus: Depressariini > Genus: Agonopterix


19-23 mm


Grasslands, open areas, and coastal areas.

Food plant
The larva is monophagous on Umbelliferae (Daucus carota, Oenanthe pimpinelloides, Chaerophyllum, Apium graveolens, etc).
Flight period
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Lepiforum e. V.

Lepidoptera Mundi

Plant Parasites of Europe

Moths and Butterflies of Europe and North Africa


The species depicted in the photos appears very similar to other Agonopterix species present on the island. Doubtful identification.