Main: (Argyresthiidae / Argyresthiinae)
20.015 [B&F: 0414] Argyresthia curvella (Linnaeus, 1761)


Local in gardens and orchards throughout England and Wales, extending to Perthshire and the Western Isles in Scotland (MBGBI Vol 3). In Hampshire rather uncommon, given its reputation as a pest in orchards, but perhaps under-recorded. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight since 1925. Wingspan 10-12 mm. Similar to A. sorbiella, from which it is distinguished by its smaller size and the colour of the markings which are almost greyish brown on a clear white ground colour (MBGBI Vol 3). Larva mines buds and shoots of Apple, causing sufficient damage to be a serious pest in some areas, over-wintering as an egg.

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Distribution Map

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Detail records

VC11 South Hampshire
Southampton (SU41)19-Jun-1936twoFassnidge, WAdult
Southampton (SU41)26-Jun-193720Fassnidge, WAdult
Rowlands Castle (SU71)1960-Stanley, FCAdult
Farlington Marshes HIWWT NR (SU60)16-Jul-197321Sterling, DHAdult
Curbridge HWT NR (SU51)14-Aug-1974oneUnknown-
Catisfield (SU50)29-Jun-1980oneDickson, RichardAdult
Matley Bog, NF (SU30)1981-Sterling, DH; Sterling, MJ; Sterling, PH-
Matley Bog, New Forest (SU30)11-Jul-1981-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DH; Sterling, PHAdult
Mallard Wood, New Forest (SU30)03-Jul-1982-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DH; Sterling, MJAdult
Southsea (SZ69)19-Jun-1983oneLangmaid, JohnAdult
Southsea (SZ69)11-Jun-1989oneLangmaid, JohnAdult
Southsea (SZ69)04-Jun-1993oneLangmaid, JohnAdult
Fareham (SU50)26-Jun-1993oneDickson, RichardAdult
Bitterne (SU41)11-Jun-1997oneBudd, Philip Adult
Bitterne (SU41)24-Aug-2000oneBudd, Philip Adult
Wickham Common (SU51)16-Jun-2001oneDickson, RichardAdult
Wickham Common (SU51)19-Jun-200120Dickson, RichardAdult
Southsea (SZ69)25-Jun-2001oneLangmaid, JohnAdult
Wickham Common (SU51)04-Jun-2002threeDickson, RichardAdult
Christchurch (SZ29)15-Jun-2003oneChapman, Robert Adult
Funtley (SU50)02-Jun-2004oneOpie, Maurice Adult
Duckhole Bog, New Forest (SU20)18-Jun-2006oneWynn, Russell Adult
Funtley (SU50)22-Jun-2009oneOpie, Maurice Adult
Ashurst, NF (SU31)19-Jul-2010oneGodfrey, Keith Adult
Winchester (SU42)30-Jul-2010oneWalker, Tim Adult
Hurn (SZ19)03-Jun-2011oneJeffes, Mike Adult
Holbury (SU40)06-Sep-2012onePlumridge, Keith Adult
Romsey (SU32)18-Jun-2017oneBaker, MikeAdult
Tuckton, Bournemouth (SZ19)25-Jun-2018onePardy, Ann Adult
VC12 North Hampshire
Woolmer Forest (SU83)19-Jun-1980-Langmaid, JohnAdult
Medstead (SU63)02-Jul-1980-Smith, FHNAdult
Leckford Estate (SU33)14-Jul-1981oneSterling, DHAdult
Selborne (SU73)1993-Aston, AAdult
Selborne (SU73)1994-Aston, AAdult
Farnborough (SU85)1994twoParfitt, RWAdult
Farnborough (SU85)1994twoParfitt, RWAdult
Basingstoke (SU65)16-Jun-2004oneWall, Mike Adult
Hook Common HWT reserve (SU75)01-Jul-2006oneWall, MJ; Boswell, PA, Cross, AMAdult
Sherborne St John (SU65)11-Jun-2007oneWall, Mike Adult
Winchfield (SU75)07-Jun-2008oneNorriss, T; Wall, MJAdult
Basingstoke (SU65)03-Jul-2008oneWall, Mike Adult
Deadwater Valley (SU83)13-Jun-2009oneMontegriffo, NJ; Wall, MJAdult
Ropley (SU63)04-Jun-2011oneNorriss, Tim, Lynn FomisonAdult
Basingstoke (SU54)13-Jun-2014oneHenwood, G A Adult
Yateley (SU86)22-Jun-2016oneHewitt, Josie Adult
Pamber Forest (SU66)17-Sep-2016oneDennis, GrahamAdult
Pamber Forest (SU66)04-Sep-2017oneDennis, GrahamAdult
Pamber Forest (SU66)15-Jun-2020oneDennis, GrahamAdult
VC22 West Berkshire (Hants county)
Mortimer (SU66)19-Jun-2004oneDennis, GrahamAdult

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