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20.011 (BF410)

Gold-ribbon Argent   

Argyresthia brockeella
Adult: 1
Resident. Common.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae present October-April.  Larva starts in a bud then moves to a male catkin in which it overwinters.  Adults May-August.

Larval foodplants

Birch species or Common Alder.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Beattock, Dumfriesshire, on 21st July 1963 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found at Kirkconnell on 2nd July 1977 by Sir Arthur Duncan, specimen at National Museums Scotland, with the Wigtownshire first being found at The Forest in late June 1989 by E. F. Hancock.

73 record(s) from 24 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2012 2022 2022
20.011 Argyresthia Brockeella
20.011 Argyresthia Brockeella
20.011 Argyresthia Brockeella
20.011 Argyresthia Brockeella20.011 Argyresthia Brockeella20.011 Argyresthia Brockeella

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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