20.005 Triple-barred Argent Argyresthia trifasciata Staudinger, 1871 

Family
Argyresthiidae.
 
Status
Resident. Rare.
 
Flight period
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VC72
No records.
 
VC73
The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Minnigaff (VC73) on 17th June 2013. The second was recorded from the same site on 6th June 2014.
 
VC74
No records.
 
Life cycle
 
 
Larval foodplants
Juniper and Leyland Cypress.
 
Identification
The three white cross-lines are diagnostic.
 
Habitat
Gardens and conifer woodland.
 
Recorders' notes
Not recorded in Britain until 1982 and has spread quite remarkably up from the south and already has reached Aberdeenshire.
© Gavin Chambers, Minnigaff, 17 June 2013
© Gavin Chambers, Minnigaff, 6 June 2014

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