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20.021 (BF420)

Cherry Fruit Moth   

Argyresthia pruniella
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Sometimes comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae present April-May in a shoot.  Adults May-September.

Larval foodplants

Dwarf Cherry Prunus cerasus, Wild Cherry Prunus avium or cultivated cherry.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Barony College, Parkgate, Dumfriesshire, on 9th July 1982 during a Scottish Entomologists’ gathering, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found at Castramont Wood SWT Reserve on 4th August 1997, with the Wigtownshire first being found at Castle Loch, Mochrum on 9th August 2013.

27 record(s) from 13 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2013 2022 2021

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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