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20.019 (BF418)

Apple Fruit Moth   

Argyresthia conjugella
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Occasionally comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae present September-May in the fruits of the foodplant.  In Apple, bores into the core.  Adults June-September.

Larval foodplants

Rowan, Common Whitebeam and Apple species.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was of a few caught at the Corsemalzie House Hotel, near Mochrum, Wigtownshire, on 27th June 1988 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found at Holywood on 19th July 1994 by A. M. Emmet, who also found the Kirkcudbrightshire first at an unknown site during July 1994.

45 record(s) from 19 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2005 2022 2022
20.019 Argyresthia Conjugella
20.019 Argyresthia Conjugella
20.019 Argyresthia Conjugella20.019 Argyresthia Conjugella

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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