Argyresthia brockeella

Alternative names
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)

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