Argyresthia dilectella
Argyresthia dilectella
Adult • Littleborough, Lancashire • © Ian Kimber

20.006 BF407

Argyresthia dilectella

Zeller, 1847

Wingspan 7-9 mm.

A small moth, with a wingspan of about 8mm, this is one of several related species which are probably becoming more widespread as a result of the increase in garden juniper (Juniperus) and cypress (Chamaecyparis).

It flies at night in July and August, and can be attracted to strong light.

It is widely distributed in England and Wales, becoming scarcer in Scotland and Ireland.
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