Argyresthiidae

0415 (ABH20.016) Argyresthia retinella, Zeller, 1839

KR01459

 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards


General InformationBoth sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.
Flies during the day

Wingspan: 9-10mm
Foodplant(s): birches (Betula spp.)
Flying: Two overlapping generations, June-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Birch woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 7 (2.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 2015

Recorded date range (Adult): 03 June to 21 July

Similar Species
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Yellow, purple, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5