Meet the Argyresthiidae

All members of this Family form part of the genus Argyresthia and all have larva that feed within a plants tissues. With bonnetella favouring Hawthorn, pruniella Cherry and spinosella Blackthorn (1)

The Garden contains none of these plants so these species are not resident (as of June 2022), but there are plenty in the local area.

Argyresthia bonnetella

Argyresthia bonnetella

Argyresthia pruniella

Argyresthia pruniella – Cherry Fruit Moth

Argyresthia spinosella

Argyresthia spinosella

(1) Sterling, P & Parsons, M (2012): Bloomsbury Wildlife Guides: Field Guide to the Micro moths of Great Britain and Ireland. Bloomsbury Publishing Ltd