Morley’s Final Catalogue: Ubiquitous on birch. Copdock, Bentley Woods, Ipswich, Sproughton, Waldringfield, Leiston, Flixton, Lound, Fritton Lake at light, common on Gorleston palings; beaten from oak at Mildenhall. Never found at Monks Soham, where is no birch.
Recent Status: A common species in Suffolk.
Life Style: A single brooded summer flying species. It flies at night and comes to light. The larvae feed in Betula and Alnus initially in a bud and then in a male catkin where they hibernate.
Identification: An ornate Argyresthia with a golden brown wing marked with rounded silvery white spots alternately placed on the head, thorax and dorsum to those on the costa. They are occasionally joined. There is no similar species in Suffolk.
Recorded in 33 (57%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1979. Last Recorded in 2020. Additional Stats