Yponomeutidae: Argyresthiinae

01463 Apple Fruit Moth Argyresthia conjugella, Zeller, 1839

BF0418 (ABH20.019)


General Information

This moth is one of the more distinctive of the Argyresthia species.

There are several named forms:

  • f. aerariella - unicolourous brown,
  • f. maculosa - similar to typical form but lacks purple.
Both sexes come to light.
Flies during the day

Wingspan: 10-14mm
Foodplant(s): Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia), Apple (Malus domestica)
Flying: One generation, May-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Orchards, woodland, fens and heathland.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Cherry Fruit Moth Argyresthia pruniella

Larva Type:
Brown, purple, black
No. of Proleg Pairs: