Yponomeutidae: Argyresthiinae

01466 Cherry Fruit Moth Argyresthia pruniella, (Clerck, 1759)

BF0420 (ABH20.021)


General Information

The adults of this species can often be seen flying around cherry trees in the evening. The angle of the markings on the forewing can usually be used to distinguish this species from A. bonnetella.


The larvae feed inside cherries and can be a pest in cherry orchards.

Flies during the day

Wingspan: 10-12mm
Foodplant(s): Dwarf Cherry (Prunus cerasus)
Flying: Two overlapping generations, June-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status:

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Apple Fruit Moth Argyresthia conjugella

Larva Type:
Green, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs: