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0401 ~ Argyresthia laevigatella 
UK Status

Resident. Widely distributed and fairly common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

First found in 2014 in the north of the county in the Lake Vyrnwy area. This was just the 2nd record for north Wales. It has since been recorded at a handful of well scattered sites.

Wingspan :   M & F 11-13mm.

Confusion species

Argyresthia glabratella.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine.)


Larch plantations.



Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on twig. Larva first mines shoot, overwinters as larva, feeding again in spring. Pupates on a shoot.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 24th June 2014, Lake Vyrnwy
Confirmed by Gen. Det.