Argyresthia cupressella

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Argyresthia cupressella
Argyresthia cupressella wing.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Yponomeutidae
Genus: Argyresthia
Species: A. cupressella
Binomial name
Argyresthia cupressella
Walsingham, 1890

Argyresthia cupressella, the cypress tip moth, is a moth of the family Yponomeutidae. It is endemic to the western coast of the United States and Canada, but has been introduced in Europe.[1]

The wingspan is 8–9 mm. Adults are on wing from June to July depending on the location.

The larvae feed on Chamaecyparis, Cupressocyparis, Thuja, Sequoia and Juniperus species.


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