The Moths of Suffolk
409a Argyresthia trifasciata, Staudinger, 1871

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (recent colonist) (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare, currently in south of county

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to June

Larval foodplants : Juniper (Juniperus communis), cedar (Thuja) and cypresses (Chamaecyparis or Cupressocyparis leylandii)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed

Wingspan details : Wingspan 8-9mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultArgyresthia abdominalis
Argyresthia dilectella
Argyresthia cupressella, Cypress Tip Moth

Compare confusion species
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Eye, Suffolk (28.v.2009) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (23.v.2010) © A Prichard
Ipswich, Suffolk (v.2007) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (12.v.2017) © Paul Kitchener