home > county list > micro moths > (185 of 678)
Go UpPausePlay Species Slideshow
20.013 ~ 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.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PB, 15th June 2011, Morben ISAF