Argyresthiidae

0418 (ABH20.019) Apple Fruit Moth Argyresthia conjugella, Zeller, 1839

KR01463

East Chevington, Northumberland 01-08-15
East Chevington, Northumberland 01-08-15
 Photo © Ian Fisher
East Chevington, Northumberland 01-08-15
 Photo © Ian Fisher
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards


General Information

This moth is one of the more distinctive of the Argyresthia species.

There are several named forms:

  • f. aerariella - unicolourous brown,
  • f. maculosa - similar to typical form but lacks purple.
Both sexes come to light.
Flies during the day

Wingspan: 10-14mm
Foodplant(s): Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia), Apple (Malus domestica)
Flying: One generation, May-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Orchards, woodland, fens and heathland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 2 (0.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2015

Recorded date range (Adult): 09 June to 20 August

Similar Species
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Cherry Fruit Moth Argyresthia pruniella
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Brown, purple, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5