Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Argyresthia brockeella

Argyresthia brockeella (Hübner, [1813])

gold-ribbon argent

on Alnus, Betula


In late summer the larva feeds in a bud, but before the winter, almost full grown, it enters a male catkin. The catkin becomes somewhat distorted; it has an opening at the tip, through which frass is elected. Pupation external.

host plants

Betulaceae, oligophagous

Alnus glutinosa; Betula.


Agassiz (1996a), Buhr (1964a), Bengtsson & Johansson (2011a), Friese (1969a), Konečná (2013a), Kozlov & Kullberg (2010a).

Last modified 20.iii.2019