Argyresthia brockeella

    Alt Name
    Gold-ribbon Argent

    Wingspan 9-12 mm. One of several similar very small but brightly-coloured moths. Quite distinctive with its metallic bronze and white-spotted appearance but easily overlooked due to its size. Members of this genus rest distinctively 'head-down'.

    Identification difficulty

    Various but favours well wooded areas

    When to see it

    On the wing in June and July

    Life History

    The larvae feed on the catkins of Birch and Alder

    UK Status

    This is a common species throughout Britain. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

    VC55 Status

    Quite common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)

    20.011 BF410

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map