Argyresthiidae

0409a (ABH20.005) Argyresthia trifasciata, Staudinger, 1871

KR01442

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


General Information

This species was first recorded in the UK in London in 1982. It was probably imported with garden conifers like Juniper or Leyland Cypress.

 

The three distinct white cross-bands, which give it its latin name, are diagnostic.

Flies during the day

Wingspan: 8-9mm
Foodplant(s): Common Juniper (Juniperus communis), cedars (Cedrus spp.), cypresses (Cypressus spp.)
Flying: One generation, May-June
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Regional Information

Recorded in 23 (8.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 16 April to 02 October

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 21 January to 21 January

Similar Species
Howden, 07-07-16
Howden, 07-07-16
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Cypress Tip Moth Argyresthia cupressella

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