Argyresthiidae
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Photo © Patrick Clement,  To MV light, Halesowen, September 5th 2016.

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Argyresthia albistria
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Argyresthia semitestacella
Large Beech Argent

(Curtis, 1833)423 / 20.024

Uncommon local resident.

Fagus sylvatica with larva feeding in a shoot in May/June.

Recorded in 35 (25%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 11-14mm
Flight: August / September
Foodplant:   Beech
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
08/08/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
08/08/20181VC40 - ShropshireSO49
12/09/20161VC40 - ShropshireSO49
09/09/20161VC37 - WorcestershireSO84
09/09/20161VC39 - StaffordshireSO88
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