Main: (Argyresthiidae / Argyresthiinae)
20.024 [B&F: 0423] Argyresthia semitestacella (Curtis, 1833)

 

Local in deciduous woodland throughout the British Isles. Fairly widely distributed, but decidedly uncommon, in southern Hampshire, with the very few records in north Hampshire and Isle of Wight. Wingspan 11-14 mm. Usually recognisable by its large size and occurrence late in the year (MBGBI Vol 3), also the white dorsal streak is not interrupted mid-way, as is the case with A. albistria. Larva mines shoots of Beech.

Flightime guide
StageJFM AMJ JAS OND
Adult
Larval

Records Received By Year

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Distribution Map

Historical distribution at tetrad resolution
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Record Density

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Detail records

SiteDateQuantityRecorderStage
VC8 Wiltshire (Hants county)
West Park (SU11)30-Sep-2002oneGreen, David G Adult
VC10 Isle of Wight
Freshwater (SZ38)1926-Fassnidge, WAdult
Parkhurst Forest (SZ49)19-Sep-1977-Emmet, AM; Pelham-Clinton, EC; Bradley, JD; Uffen, RWJAdult
Brighstone Down (SZ48)22-Sep-1977-Emmet, AM; Pelham-Clinton, EC; Bradley, JD; Uffen, RWJAdult
VC11 South Hampshire
Denny Wood, NF (SU30)1923-CorderAdult
Whitley Wood, NF (SU20)1923-Digby, CAdult
Brockenhurst (SU30)1950-Brown, SCSAdult
Southampton (SU41)1950-Agassiz, DJLAdult
Catisfield (SU50)28-Aug-1971oneDickson, RichardAdult
Hazel Holt (SU51)11-Aug-1974oneAppleton, DAdult
Sparsholt (SU43)1977oneSterling, DHAdult
Winchester (SU43)10-Aug-1979oneSterling, DHAdult
Churchplace Inclosure, Ashurst (SU30)02-Sep-1980oneSterling, DHAdult
Emery Down (SU20)06-Sep-1982-Langmaid, JR; Pelham-Clinton, EC; Emmet, AM; Bradley, JDAdult
Crab Wood, Sparsholt (SU42)26-Aug-1984-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DH; Sterling, MJAdult
Sparsholt (SU43)26-Aug-1984-Sterling, DHAdult
Winchester (SU42)17-Sep-1984oneWCNHSAdult
Southsea (SZ69)13-Aug-1990oneLangmaid, JohnAdult
Southsea (SZ69)10-Sep-1991twoLangmaid, JohnAdult
Botley Wood (SU51)28-Aug-1999oneDickson, RichardAdult
Ladycross Inclosure, New Forest (SU30)23-Sep-2000threeGreen, David G Adult
Chandlers Ford (SU42)25-Aug-2002-Elliott, Brian Adult
Hen Wood, East Meon (SU62)07-Oct-2004oneElliott, Brian & Langmaid, JohnAdult
Hen Wood, nr St Meon (SU62)15-Oct-2010oneDickson, RichardAdult
Hen Wood (SU62)22-Oct-2010oneCoker, Kevin Adult
Hen Wood, nr St Meon (SU62)21-Oct-2011twoOpie, Maurice Adult
Pennington (SZ39)26-Aug-2013oneCoomber, Richard Adult
Hen Wood (SU62)27-Sep-2013threeDickson, RichardAdult
Ravens Nest Inclosure, NF (SU21)11-Aug-2014threeBaker, MikeAdult
Winchester (SU42)09-Sep-2016oneWalker, Tim Adult
Winchester (SU42)11-Aug-2017oneWalker, Tim Adult
Winchester (SU42)20-Aug-2018oneWalker, Tim Adult
Pondhead Inclosure (SU30)06-Sep-2018oneCoomber, Richard et alAdult
VC12 North Hampshire
Itchen Abbas (SU53)1959-Ffennell, DWHAdult
West Tisted (SU62)05-Sep-1966oneSadler, EAAdult
Martyr Worthy (SU53)21-Sep-1968oneAgassiz, DJLAdult
Harewood Forest (SU34)11-Sep-1976fiveDickson, RichardAdult
Harewood Forest (SU44)11-Sep-1976threeDickson, RichardAdult
Wildhern (SU35)23-Sep-2000-Green, David G Adult
Cholderton (SU24)30-Aug-2013oneNorriss, Tim, Lynn Fomison, Henry EdmundsAdult
Cholderton (SU24)30-Aug-2014oneNorriss, Tim, Lynn Fomison, Henry EdmundsAdult

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