0410 Argyresthia brockeella ABH 20.011
Hübner, 1813

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Wingspan 9-12 mm.

Phenology On the wing in June and July

Description One of many similar small but brightly-coloured Gold moths, only around 5mm long. Distinctive with its metallic bronze and white-spotted appearance, easily overlooked due to its size. Sometimes the white blotches have a bronzy suffusion and can become one with the ground colour.

Life Cycle The larvae feed on the catkins of birch (Betula) and alder (Alnus glutinosa). Larva mines young shoots and catkins of Silver and Downy Birch, and Alder.




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