0423 (ABH20.024) Argyresthia semitestacella, (Curtis, 1833)



General Information

The adults of this species can by found flying around beech trees in warm weather.


It can be distinguished from similar species by its larger size and its later flight season.

Flies during the day

Wingspan: 11-14mm
Foodplant(s): Beech (Fagus sylvatica)
Flying: One generation, August-September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

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

Last recorded in August 2022

Recorded date range (Adult): 15 August to 15 August

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