Yponomeutidae: Argyresthiinae

01454 Argyresthia goedartella, (Linnaeus, 1758)

BF0411 (ABH20.012)


General Information

This is the commonest moth in the genus Argyresthia. It has a characteristic Y-shape golden fascia.


There are several named forms:-

  • f. literella - less distinct markings
  • f. splendida - a single brassy colour.

The adults fly both at night and on sunny afternoons.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Flies during the day

Wingspan: 10-12mm
Foodplant(s): birches (Betula spp.), Alder (Alnus glutinosa)
Flying: One generation, July-September
UK Presence: Resident
National status:

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species

Larva Type:
Pink, green, black
No. of Proleg Pairs: