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20.011 ~ 0410 ~ Argyresthia brockeella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and often common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Found at scattered locations throughout the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 10-12mm.

Confusion species

A. goedartella.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Wherever the foodplant is found.


Birch and alder.

Lifestage data

Bud miner. Eggs laid on the foodplant. Larva feed in a bud and later a catkin where it overwinters. Pupates on the ground or under bark.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 28th June 2008, Commins Coch

Photo by PRW, 11th July 2010, Commins Coch

Photo by MW, 18th June 2011, Cors Dyfi