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Argyresthia albistria (Haworth, 1828)

Purple Argent
20.0230 (B&F: 422)

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


A resident species usually occurring singly, occasionally sparingly at mv light in a few bushy places in both vice-counties. Widespread, but only thinly distributed. Single-brooded, flying mainly from early June to early August, occasionally to late September. Larvae feed on the shoots of sloe. (Pratt, 2011).

Argyresthia albistria (Haworth, 1828)
Findon Valley, 26 vii 2011
Photo: Mike Snelling

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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