The Moths of Suffolk
414 Argyresthia curvella, (Linnaeus, 1761)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local, in the south of the county

Flight Period : Single-brooded; July to August

Larval foodplants : Apple (Malus)

Morley's Final Catalogue : A frequent species on apple during June-July. Taken at Bungay in 1903 by Mrs. Mann (Trans. i, 36); Ipswich (Whit).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 10-12mm


Confusion species
    AdultArgyresthia sorbiella
Argyresthia retinella
Argyresthia glaucinella

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2006) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk ( © Paul Kitchener