Argyresthiidae

0411 (ABH20.012) Argyresthia goedartella, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR01454

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 Photo © Jonathan Newman
Whitelye, Gwent
Whitelye, Gwent
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

This is the commonest moth in the genus Argyresthia. It has a characteristic Y-shape golden fascia.

 

There are several named forms:-

  • f. literella - less distinct markings
  • f. splendida - a single brassy colour.


The adults fly both at night and on sunny afternoons.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Flies during the day

Wingspan: 10-12mm
Foodplant(s): birches (Betula spp.), Alder (Alnus glutinosa)
Flying: One generation, July-September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 68 (25.2%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 29 May to 03 October

Similar Species
Oak Wood, Colonsay, Argyll 15-06-16
Oak Wood, Colonsay, Argyll 15-06-16
 Photo © Ian Fisher
East Chevington, Northumberland 01-08-15
East Chevington, Northumberland 01-08-15
 Photo © Ian Fisher


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Pink, green, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5