Cherry Fruit Moth Argyresthia pruniella

Argyresthiidae

Cherry Fruit Moth Argyresthia pruniella

20.021 (BF420) Cherry Fruit Moth Argyresthia pruniella (Clerck, 1759)

Wingspan 10-13mm. Forewing length 5-6mm.

This tiny micro-moth rests in a most distinctive way with its nose-down.

Cherry Fruit Moth Argyresthia pruniella

The adult flies May to August, and flies at dusk. It is found where the foodplant cherry occurs, where the larva feed within the cherry itself and may pose a nuisance in orchards. Common and widespread, but more local in northern regions.

Cherry Fruit Moth Argyresthia pruniella

© Pete Hillman July 2017.

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Golden Argent Argyresthia goedartella

Argyresthiidae

Wingspan 10-13mm. Forewing length 5-6mm.

Argyresthia goedartella

20.012 (BF411) Golden Argent Argyresthia goedartella (Linnaeus, 1758)

A small, golden-brassy metallic and white patterned micro-moth.

Argyresthia goedartella

The adult flies June to August at night or during the day, and can be found in woodland, parks and gardens. Widespread and one of the commonest Argyresthia moths. The larva feeds on Birches or Alder.

© Pete Hillman July 2017.