The Moths of Suffolk
421 Argyresthia bonnetella, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Downland and other areas where the foodplant occurs

Flight Period : Single-brooded; mid-June to early September

Larval foodplants : hawthorn (Crataegus)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Abundant among hawthorn. Bentley Woods, Wherstead, Foxhall, Monks Soham garden, Darsham; common at Gorleston.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 9-11mm

Identification

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

Compare confusion species
    Adult

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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 (28.vi.2010) © Neil Sherman
Dunwich, Suffolk (2.vii.2014) © Paul Kitchener
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (1.viii.2015) © Paul Kitchener