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Argyresthia semitestacella
Large Beech Argent (Curtis, 1833)
423 / 20.024
Photo © Patrick Clement,  To MV light, Halesowen, September 5th 2016.

Similar West Midlands Species
Purple Argent
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Wingspan: 11-14mm
Flight: August / September
Foodplant:   Beech
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

Uncommon local resident.

Fagus sylvatica with larva feeding in a shoot in May/June.

Recorded in 35 (25%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2020)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
08/08/2019139SJ82 - Eccleshall/Gnosall
08/08/2018140SO49 - Church Stretton
12/09/2016140SO49 - Church Stretton
09/09/2016137SO84 - Hanley Swan/Upton on Severn
09/09/2016139SO88 - Highgate Common/Kinver
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