Argyresthia pygmaeella: Distribution map

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20.013 BF412
Argyresthia pygmaeella

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)


Wingspan 10-13 mm.

Despite the scientific name, this is one of the larger of the genus Argyresthia, although still a very small moth.

The species is fairly common and widely distributed throughout the British Isles, where the adults fly in a single generation between June and August.

The foodplants are sallow and willow (Salix spp.), the larvae feeding in the young shoots or catkins.
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