Argyresthiidae

0421 (ABH20.022) Argyresthia bonnetella, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR01467

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

The angle of the markings on the forewing can usually be used to distinguish this species from the Cherry Fruit Moth A. pruniella.

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

Wingspan: 9-11mm
Foodplant(s): hawthorns (Crataegus spp.)
Flying: One generation, June-September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 59 (21.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in September 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 27 May to 18 September

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 09 May to 11 November

Similar Species
East Chevington, Northumberland 01-08-15
East Chevington, Northumberland 01-08-15
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Apple Fruit Moth Argyresthia conjugella
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Cherry Fruit Moth Argyresthia pruniella


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