I finally got round to checking some of my specimens.
This Agonopterix heracliana/ciliella was trapped on my parents farm on the 17th of July and was retained to confirm which species it actually was.
I can now confirm that it is indeed Agonopterix ciliella and a first for the farm and my firs Herts record after checking countless specimens.
From external observations, the moth seems to have a slight purplish tinge to it though this may no be consistent among all specimens.
Photos of the specimen are below.
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