The Moths of Suffolk
416 Argyresthia glaucinella, Zeller, 1839

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Rare, in the east of the county

Habitats : Open woodland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to July

Larval foodplants : oak (Quercus) or Horse-chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum)

Records : Ipswich Golf Course (N Sherman, 15.vii.2003 & 2004), Rushmere St Andrew (J Higgott, 12.vii.2003), Minsmere RSPB Reserve (R Harvey & J Higgott, 9.vii.2005)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Listed as non-Suffolk

Wingspan details : Wingspan 8-10mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultArgyresthia spinosella
Argyresthia semifusca
Argyresthia pruniella, Cherry Fruit Moth
Argyresthia bonnetella

Compare confusion species
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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2008) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (9.vi.2014) © Paul Kitchener