Argyresthiidae

0410 (ABH20.011) Argyresthia brockeella, (Hübner, [1813])

KR01453

Oak Wood, Colonsay, Argyll 15-06-16
Oak Wood, Colonsay, Argyll 15-06-16
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Oak Wood, Colonsay, Argyll 15-06-16
 Photo © Ian Fisher
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Orton Waterville
Orton Waterville
 Photo © Jonathan Newman


General Information

This species is one of several small, clearly-marked moths. It has the same characteristic 'head-down' resting posture as other members of this genus.

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

Wingspan: 10-12mm
Foodplant(s): birches (Betula spp.), Alder (Alnus glutinosa)
Flying: Two overlapping generations, June-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 32 (11.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 28 May to 11 September

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 23 March to 20 May

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Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
East Chevington, Northumberland 01-08-15
East Chevington, Northumberland 01-08-15
 Photo © Ian Fisher