Main: (Argyresthiidae / Argyresthiinae)
20.001 [B&F: 0401] Argyresthia laevigatella Herrich-Schäffer, 1855

 

Notes: Local in woodland and plantations throughout the British Isles, although not recorded from northern Scotland, the Outer Hebrides, Orkney or Shetland (MBGBI Vol 3). In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight numerous records in the south of the county and a few for the north, but only one from the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 9-13 mm. Very similar to A. glabratella, from which perhaps best separated by the paler grey forewing A. glabratella, but females can be separated by dissection of the genitalia. Larva mines shoots of European Larch, causing sufficient damage to be a serious pest in some areas.

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