0409b (ABH20.007) Cypress Tip Moth Argyresthia cupressella, Walsingham, 1890


Howden, 07-07-16
Howden, 07-07-16
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Howden, 07-07-16
 Photo © Ian Fisher

General Information

This species was first found in the UK in Suffolk in 1997 and is rapidly expanding its range. A native of North America, it is believed that it was introduced with imported garden Juniper or Cyresses.

Wingspan: 8-9 mm
Foodplant(s): cypresses (Cypressus spp.), Common Juniper (Juniperus communis)
Flying: One generation, June-July
UK Presence: Accidental Introduction
National status: Local

Regional Information

Recorded in 7 (2.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 2023

Recorded date range (Adult): 18 May to 18 July

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 Photo © David Griffiths