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20.005 (BF409a)

Triple-barred Argent   

Argyresthia trifasciata
Adult: 1
Resident. Rare.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae present June-March in a shoot causing discolouration.  Adults April-June.

Larval foodplants

Juniper or Chamaecyparis species eg Lawson’s Cypress.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Minnigaff, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 17th June 2013.

17 record(s) from 6 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 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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