Argyresthiidae

0412 (ABH20.013) Argyresthia pygmaeella, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR01455

East Chevington, Northumberland 01-08-15
East Chevington, Northumberland 01-08-15
 Photo © Ian Fisher
East Chevington, Northumberland 01-08-15
 Photo © Ian Fisher
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards


General Information

Although this is still quite a small moth, it is one of the larger of the genus Argyresthia.


Wingspan: 10-13mm
Foodplant(s): sallows (Salix spp.), willows (Salix spp.)
Flying: Two overlapping generations, June-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 4 (1.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 2017

Recorded date range (Adult): 13 June to 16 July

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