Argyresthiidae

0416 (ABH20.017) Argyresthia glaucinella, Zeller, 1839

KR01461

 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards


General Information

The larvae feed in the bark of the foodplant, exuding red frass from crevices. The larval workings are easily found but the adults are seldom seen.

Often found at rest during day

Wingspan: 8-10mm
Foodplant(s): oaks (Quercus spp.), Horse-chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum)
Flying: One generation, June-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Open woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 12 (4.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 03 June to 15 July

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 05 April to 18 July

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