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Argyresthia abdominalis
Downland Argent
Argyresthia cupressella
Cypress Tip Moth
Argyresthia dilectella
Juniper Argent

(Zeller, 1847)20.006/407
Norfolk status
Flies by day and night.
One of several related species which are probably becoming more widespread as a result of the increase in garden Juniper.

VC28 records [MBGBI vol3, p75]

Recorded in 5 (7%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2012.


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Date#VC10k Area
23/07/2012128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
23/07/2008127TG14 - Sheringham
22/07/2008127TG14 - Sheringham
02/07/2008128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
July 1998+27TG20 - Norwich
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Wingspan: 7-9mm
Season: July - Aug
Foodplant:   Juniper, Cypress
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
 Immature Adult
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