The Moths of Suffolk
401 Argyresthia laevigatella, (Heydenreich, 1851)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Larch plantations and other places the foodplant occurs

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to July

Larval foodplants : European Larch (Larix decidua), less commonly Japanese Larch (Larix kaempferi)

Records : Barton Mills (Fairclough,, also recorded from East Suffolk

Morley's Final Catalogue : Listed as non-Suffolk

Wingspan details : Wingspan 9-13mm


Confusion species
    AdultArgyresthia glabratella
Argyresthia praecocella
Argyresthia arceuthina
Arygyresthia aurulentella

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Flight chart

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Confirmed by gen.det. by Jon Clifton - Ipswich, Suffolk ( © Neil Sherman