The Moths of Suffolk
403 Argyresthia glabratella, (Zeller, 1847)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Uncertain, no recent records (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Conifer plantations and other places where the foodplant occurs

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to June

Larval foodplants : Norway Spruce (Picea abies)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Discovered to south of Thetford in 1932 (Whittingham).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 8-11mm


Confusion species
    AdultArgyresthia laevigatella
Argyresthia praecocella
Argyresthia arceuthina
Arygyresthia aurulentella

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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Confirmed by gen.det. by Jon Clifton - Ipswich, Suffolk (5.vii.2012) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk ( © Paul Kitchener