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Argyresthia glaucinella
Oak-bark Argent Zeller, 1839
Argyresthiidae
416 / 20.017
Photo © Andrew Duff,  25/06/2012 - Dinosaur Adventure Park, Lenwade

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Wingspan: 8-10mm
Flight: June - July.
Foodplant:   Oak, Horse Chestnut.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Rare.
Open woodland. Adults often rest low on trunks early morning.
Larvae feeds in the bark of foodplant, exuding red frass from crevices, larval workings are easily found but adult seldom seen.

VC 27, 28 records [MBGBI vol3]

Recorded in 11 (16%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
06/07/2019+27TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
08/06/2019127TG20 - Norwich
21/06/2017128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
25/07/2016127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
03/07/2015+27TG20 - Norwich
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