Argyresthiidae

0422 (ABH20.023) Argyresthia albistria, (Haworth, 1828)

KR01468

 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards


General Information

This moth has a plain reddish-brown forewing which distinguishes it from other members of the genus.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes come to light.

Wingspan: 9-11mm
Foodplant(s): Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa)
Flying: One generation, June-September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Scrub, woodland, heathland, grassland and fens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 22 (8.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 29 May to 11 November

Similar Species


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Purple, brown, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5