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0411 ~ Argyresthia goedartella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Common. Found throughout the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 10-12mm.

Confusion species

A. brockeella.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Wherever the foodplant is found.


Birch and alder.

Lifestage data

Shoot miner. Eggs laid on the foodplant. Larva feed in the stem or a catkin where it also overwinters. Pupates in a cocoon under bark after leaving its overwintering site.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 18th July 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by PRW, 16th Aug 2010, Commins Coch
Pic shows golden form

Photo by MDH, 4th July 2011, Llanfyllin