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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Scarce and local naturalised resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Jun, possible vary small second generation, Aug.

Forewing: 3-5mm.

Foodplant: Juniper and Leyland Cypress.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded20012001200020032008
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records9016515022911
Number of individuals14436028362713
Unique positions71426152
Unique locations71429152
Adult records9016515022811
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 645 records from 67 sites. First recorded in 2000.


0409a Argyresthia trifasciata 03
© Andy Nunn
0409a Argyresthia trifasciata 02 found in conifer
© Alan Miller, 14 Jun 2012
0409a Argyresthia trifasciata 01
© Dave Shenton

Species Account

Beaumont, 2002:
VC63. Rossington, four 14 & 15.5.2000 (RIH). NEW COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 47, 2004:
VC61. Holme-on-Spalding Moor, 2001, 18 & 27.5.2003, 20.5-7.6.2004 (EDC). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
VC62. Burnholme, York, 17.6.2001 (MRB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
VC64. Baildon, 31.5.2003 det. HEB (DP). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 52, 2006: This recent addition to the county list is still very local but has occurred commonly in some localities. It is associated with garden junipers and Leyland cypresses.

Argus 54, 2007: This invading species is now recorded quite widely and can be locally common, although its distribution remains patchy.

Argus 56, 2008:
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 2.6.2008 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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