The Moths of Suffolk
409b Argyresthia cupressella, Cypress Tip Moth, Walsingham, 1890

National Status : Local

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

Distribution and abundance : Local, but still spreading

Habitats : Gardens, heathland, woodland and others where foodplant occurs

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June

Larval foodplants : cypress (Cupressocyparis leylandii)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed


Confusion species
    AdultArgyresthia trifasciata

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Eye, Suffolk ( © Paul Kitchener

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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (20.v.2014) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (19.v.2017) © Paul Kitchener