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Argyresthia semitestacella (Curtis, 1833)

(Large Beech Argent)
20.0240 (B&F: 423)

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

Status and ecology:

National Status: Local

A resident species only recently known from Rewell Wood and Petworth; presumed extinct in East Sussex since 1933. Single-brooded, flying mainly during August and September in other counties, although this has not yet been confirmed in Sussex. Larvae feed on shoots of beech. (Pratt, 2011).

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

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