Morley’s Final Catalogue: Discovered to south of Thetford in 1932 (Whittingham).
Recent Status: A rare species in Suffolk.
Life Style: A single brooded species flying in summer and comes to light. The larvae bore into the terminal shoots of Picea abies. Pupation takes place in the shoot..
Identification:Argyresthia glabratella and A. laevigatella are very similar in appearance. Both have unicolorous shining grey wings. A. laevigatella is slightly larger (9 to 13 mm wingspan) and slightly darker. A. glabratella is 8 to 11 mm wingspan. Both may be ochreous grey A. glabratella has a bright orange head in laevigatella it is a brownish orange. More Info Genitalia dissection is required yo confirm identification. More Info
Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required
Recorded in 3 (5%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1932. Last Recorded in 2020. Additional Stats