Photo © Ian Barton,  Cranwich 03/08/13

Similar Norfolk Species
Argyresthia albistria
Purple Argent
Argyresthia semitestacella
423 Large Beech Argent
(Curtis, 1833)20.024
Norfolk status
Rare, uncertain.
Found around beech-trees where it flies in warm weather.
Recognizable by its large size and occurrence late in the year. The white dorsal streak is usually not interrupted mid-way, as is the case with A. albistria.

VC28 records [MBGBI vol3]

Recorded in 9 (13%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2014.


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Wingspan: 11-14mm
Season: Aug - Sept.
Foodplant:   Beech
Nat Status: Local
 Immature Adult
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