The Moths of Suffolk
420 Argyresthia pruniella, Cherry Fruit Moth, (Clerck, 1759)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to mid-August

Larval foodplants : Dwarf Cherry (Prunus cerasus)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Common on prunus. Holbrook and very frequent at Ipswich (Whit); many beaten from wild cherry in Bentley Woods in August; Monks Soham garden in July (Mly); Orford in July 1902 (Gibbs); Lowestoft (Bd).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 10-12mm


Confusion species
    AdultArgyresthia glaucinella
Argyresthia spinosella
Argyresthia conjugella, Apple Fruit Moth
Argyresthia semifusca
Argyresthia bonnetella

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Eye, Suffolk ( © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk ( © Paul Kitchener