Morley’s Final Catalogue: Common on beech, which tree is rare with us. Blaxhall
(Hkr); Leiston (Grey); Branden (Barrett): unnoted since 1890.
Recent Status: A rare species in Suffolk.
Life Style: A single brooded late summer flying species that comes to light during August and September. The larvae feed in shoots of Fagus.
Identification: This is a large Argyresthia species at 11 to 14 mm wingspan. It is an orange brown with a clear white top of head, thorax and dorsum to a slight dorsal patch with white speckled brown beyond. The similarly marked and commoner A. albistria is much smaller at 9 to 11 mm wingspan and a little darker with a more evident dorsal patch. The late flight period also assists identification. More Info
Recorded in 1 (2%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2021.
Last Recorded in 2021.