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Argyresthia albistria

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Argyresthia albistria
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Argyresthiidae
Genus: Argyresthia
A. albistria
Binomial name
Argyresthia albistria
(Haworth, 1828)
  • Erminea albistria Haworth, 1828
  • Argyresthia fagetella Zeller, 1839

Argyresthia albistria is a moth of the family Yponomeutidae. It is found in most of Europe.[1]

The wingspan is 9–12 mm. The head is white. Forewings are ferruginous-brown, purplish-tinged; a white dorsal streak to tornus, interrupted by a dark ferruginous -brown quadrate median spot. Hindwings are grey. The larva is pale green; a red band on each segment; head and plate of 2 black.[2]

The moth flies at night from June to August and is attracted to light.

The larvae feed on blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), overwintering and feeding in the spring.


  1. ^ Fauna Europaea
  2. ^ Meyrick, E., 1895 A Handbook of British Lepidoptera MacMillan, London pdf Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain. Keys and description