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Argyresthia goedartella (Linnaeus, 1758)

Golden Argent
20.0120 (B&F: 411)

Synonym(s):
Argyresthia literella (Haworth, 1828)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Yponomeutoidea
    »Family: Argyresthiidae
      »Subfamily: Acrolepiinae
        »Tribe: Phalacropterygini

Common

A resident species generally occurring singly or sparingly in wooded habitats in both vice-counties, although it is sometimes fairly common to common at mv light in parts of West Sussex. Well distributed in large areas, perhaps generally so. Single-brooded, flying mainly from late June to the third week of September, occasionally from mid June or to early October. Larvae feed on the catkins and young shoots of silver birch and alder. (Pratt, 2011).

Argyresthia goedartella (Linnaeus, 1758)
Abbots Wood, 06 viii 2019
Photo: Bob Foreman
Argyresthia goedartella (Linnaeus, 1758)
Unicolorous form
Crowborough, 02 viii 2019
Photo: Bill Welch
Argyresthia goedartella (Linnaeus, 1758)
Lindfield, 8 viii 2008
Photo: Bob Foreman
Argyresthia goedartella (Linnaeus, 1758)
f. literella
Lindfield, 23 vii 2009
Photo: Bob Foreman
Argyresthia goedartella (Linnaeus, 1758)
Crowborough, 25 vii 2014
Photo: Charles Waters

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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