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20.012 ~ 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.
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