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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.
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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