Argyresthiidae

0420 (ABH20.021) Cherry Fruit Moth Argyresthia pruniella, (Clerck, 1759)

KR01466

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 adults of this species can often be seen flying around cherry trees in the evening. The angle of the markings on the forewing can usually be used to distinguish this species from A. bonnetella.

 

The larvae feed inside cherries and can be a pest in cherry orchards.

Flies during the day

Wingspan: 10-12mm
Foodplant(s): Dwarf Cherry (Prunus cerasus)
Flying: Two overlapping generations, June-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 48 (17.8%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 01 June to 19 September

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Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
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 Photo © Ian Fisher
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Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


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