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0403 ~ Argyresthia glabratella
UK Status

Resident. A local species found throughout the UK, mainly in spruce plantations.

Montgomeryshire Status

Discovered in the central-south of the county at the Hafren Forest in 2018.

Wingspan :  M & F 8-11mm.

Confusion species

Argyresthia laevigatella.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Norway spruce plantations.


Norway spruce.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on a twig. Larva mines a shoot, overwintering as a small larva. Pupates: within the mine.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DG, 4th July 2018, Hafren Forest