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Argyresthia curvella
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Argyresthia retinella
Netted Argent

Zeller, 1839415 / 20.016

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Frequent on birch and, perhaps, other trees. Copdock (Hkg); always abundant on birch in Bentley Woods (Pyett, Whit); Sutton Heath (Whit.); Aldeburgh (Ctw); sitting on lime-leaf in Monks Soham garden in 1910 (Mly).

Recent Status: Can be common in location with birch.

Life Style: A single brooded summer flying species that comes to light. The larvae feed in a bud, shoot or catkin of Betula species where they hibernate.

Identification: The moth is a small Argyresthia species at 9 to 10 mm wingspan. It is shining white speckled brown. The speckles congregate centrally in the wing particularly in the terminal third of the wing. More Info

Recorded in 27 (47%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1910.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/07/2021125TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
24/06/2021125TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
09/06/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
27/06/2020126TM04 - Hadleigh
24/06/2020125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
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Wingspan: 9-10mm
Flight: June - August.
Foodplant:   Birch.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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