Argyresthia pseudotsuga

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Argyresthia pseudotsuga
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Yponomeutidae
Genus: Argyresthia
Species: A. pseudotsuga
Binomial name
Argyresthia pseudotsuga
Freeman, 1972[1]

Argyresthia pseudotsuga is a moth of the Yponomeutidae family. It is found in North America, including Washington.

Adults emerge in April.

The larvae feed on Pseudotsuga menziesii.[2] They mine the twigs and tips of their host plant. The larvae enter the twigs at a node mining in a spiral pattern around the new wood, or directly into the wood. They continue feeding until late fall when they move to the base of the twig and construct a pupal chamber. Pupation takes place around the end of January.[3]

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