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20.019 ~ 0418 ~ Argyresthia conjugella ~ Apple Fruit Moth
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from several sites in the north of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 10-14mm.

Confusion species

A. spinosella and A. semifusca.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Wherever the foodplant is found.


Rowan and apple

Lifestage data

Fruit miner. Eggs laid on the unripe fruit of the foodplant. Larva feed inside fruit. Pupates in a dense silken cocoon just under the ground or bark.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 17th June 2007, Commins Coch

Photo by PRW, 15th June 2010, Commins Coch

Photo by MDH, 8th July 2010, L.Vyrnwy