The Moths of Suffolk
411 Argyresthia goedartella, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Heathland, woodland, scrub, gardens and fens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; July to mid-September

Larval foodplants : birch (Betula) or Alder (Alnus glutinosa)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Ubiquitous on alder. Ipswich, Wherstead, Orford, Aldringham, Leiston, abundant in Blythburgh Wood, Lowestoft, Barnby Broad, Shipmeadow, Fritton light, Gorleston palings, Flixton; Tuddenham Fen.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 10-12mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultArgyresthia ivella
Argyresthia brockeella
Argyresthia pygmaeella

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Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2007) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Norfolk (12.viii.2009) © Lee Gregory
Ipswich, Suffolk (31.vii.2016) © Paul Kitchener