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0412 ~ Argyresthia pygmaeella
UK Status

Resident. Fairly common and widely distributed throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Discovered in the west of the county at Morben ISAF in 2011.

Wingspan :   M & F, 10-13mm.

Confusion species

Care should be taken as other species of Argyresthia can look very similar.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine.)


Wherever the foodplant is found.


Sallow or willow.

Lifestage data

Shoot miner. Eggs laid on the foodplant. Larva mines a young shoot, causing it to droop. Pupates in feeding place or on the ground.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PB, 15th June 2011, Morben ISAF