0407 (ABH20.006) Argyresthia dilectella, Zeller, 1847



General Information

This is one of several related species which are probably becoming more widespread as a result of the increased planting of juniper in gardens.

Both sexes come to light.

Wingspan: 7-9mm
Foodplant(s): Common Juniper (Juniperus communis), cypresses (Cypressus spp.)
Flying: One generation, July-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 5 (1.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 02 May to 05 July

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