Argyresthia goedartella

    Alternative names
    Golden Argent

    The typical form with white forewing crossed in the middle by a 'Y' shaped golden-brassy fascia is easily identified

    Identification difficulty

    Open woodland, heathland, gardens and freshwater margins

    When to see it

    Flying at night and on sunny afternoons from June to August

    Life History

    Larva mines young shoots and catkins of Silver and Downy Birch and Alder.

    UK Status

    Common throughout the British Isles, except Shetland. 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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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map