Lepidoptera Outer Hebrides

Family: Argyresthiidae   Checklist Number: 20.016

Argyresthia retinella   Zeller, 1839

Netted Argent

A small, pale and delicate species found amongst birches (Betula) species. Appears to be increasing with a recent spate of records between its local flight period of June to August. Easily located if slender, outer birch branches are lightly tapped