The Moths of Suffolk
418 Argyresthia conjugella, Apple Fruit Moth, Zeller, 1839

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local, predominantly in the south-east

Habitats : Orchards, woodland, fens and heathland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to July

Larval foodplants : Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia) or apple (Malus)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Monks Soham; and always in utmost profusion about rowan trees, and sometimes beaten from oak, Bentley Woods during May and early June 1898-1934 (Mly, Pyett), bred thence (Whit).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 10-14mm

Identification

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

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2008) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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