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Argyresthia laevigatella Herrich-Sch ä ffer, 1855

(Larch-boring Argent)
20.0010 (B&F: 401)

»Suborder: Glossata
 »Superfamily: Yponomeutoidea
  »Family: Argyresthiidae
   »Subfamily: Acrolepiinae
    »Tribe: Phalacropterygini

Synonym(s):

Argyresthia atmoriella Bankes, 1896
Argyresthia glabratella sensu Pierce & Metcalfe, 1935 nec (Zeller, 1847)

Status and ecology:

National Status: Local

There are only four good records of this species in Sussex. The first is of its original discovery at Balcombe in June 1957. Single adults then came to mv light in Rewell Wood in June 1993 and in Walberton in June 2009. The only East Sussex record is from the Lewes district in 1990. (Pratt, 2011).

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Findon Valley, 02 vi 2017 Photo: Mike Snelling

Argyresthia laevigatella (Heydenreich, 1851)

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Although recorded in Sussex, the database has not as yet, been updated to include these records.

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