The Moths of Suffolk
422 Argyresthia albistria, (Haworth, 1828)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Scrub, woodland, heathland, grassland and fens

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

Larval foodplants : Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Another frequent blackthorn-feeder. Copdock, Bentley Woods, Orford, Monks Soham garden, Aldeburgh, Leiston, Southwold, Lowestoft and palings at Gorleston.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 9-11mm


Confusion species
    AdultArgyresthia semitestacella

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Ipswich, Suffolk (2.viii.2009) © Neil Sherman

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