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Argyresthia cupressella (Walsingham, 1890)
Status .....Originally a North American species, Argyresthia cupressella is found in the UK after being introduced here via the horticultural trade. It was first recorded in Suffolk as recently as 1997 and there are records as far west as Wales, but very few from Midland counties. Despite the lack of records, this moth is probably widespread in many urban and suburban areas of Nottinghamshire. The moths photographed, represent the first records for Nottinghamshire.
Photographed at Market Warsop June 2015
Photographed at Market Warsop June 2015
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Argyresthia cupressella
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Phil Cadman. Steven Chick. Tom Shields.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated January 2024

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