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20.02 ~ 0419 ~ Argyresthia semifusca
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout the British Isles, but more local in the south.

Montgomeryshire Status

Three very old records from Welshpool in the east of the county, the last in 1967

Wingspan :   M & F, 10-13mm.

Confusion species

A. conjugella and A. spinocella
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


More open woodland.


Rowan and hawthorn.

Lifestage data

Shoot miner. Eggs laid on the foodplant. Larva feed inside the shoots which droop giving their presence away. Pupates in a double cocoon (one within the other) on the ground.
Montgomeryshire photos