Photo © Allan Drewitt,  Dersingham 28/05/09 - First VC28 record.

  Immature stages

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Argyresthia trifasciata
Triple-barred Argent
Argyresthia cupressella
Cypress Tip Moth

(Walsingham, 1890)20.007/409b
Norfolk status
Recent colonist from North America.
Introduced with its foodplants, and was first found in the British Isles in Suffolk in 1997.

New VC28 records in 2009, and more than 30 records in 2010!

Recorded in 26 (38%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2003.
Last Recorded in 2016.

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
09/07/2016128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
06/07/2016128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
27/06/2016127TG20 - Norwich
26/06/2016127TM18 - Diss
25/06/2016127TG14 - Sheringham
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Wingspan: 8-9mm
Season: June - July
Foodplant:   Cypress, Juniper
Nat Status: Local
 Immature Adult
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