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20.014 ~ 0413 ~ Argyresthia sorbiella ~ Gold Rowan Argent
UK Status

Resident. Widespread but local throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in the north of the county in 2014 at Coed Pendugwm Nature Reserve. Only the 8th time recorded in north Wales.

Wingspan :   M & F 9-13mm.

Confusion species

Argyresthia curvella.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Wherever the foodplant is found.


Rowan and whitebeam.

Lifestage data

Shoot miner. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva feeds within the shoot. Pupation site, unrecorded.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 25th June 2014, Coed Pendugwm

Photo by GBC, 16th July 2015, Lake Vyrnwy