Argyresthia pulchella

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Argyresthia pulchella
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Argyresthiidae
Genus: Argyresthia
A. pulchella
Binomial name
Argyresthia pulchella
Lienig & Zeller, 1846

Argyresthia pulchella is a moth of the family Yponomeutidae. It is found in Fennoscandia, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Latvia, Estonia and Russia.[1]

The wingspan is 10–13 mm. The forewings are dark brown to brownish black. Adults are on wing from the beginning of June to August.[2]

The larvae feed on Sorbus aucuparia and sometimes Malus and Corylus avellana. They feed on the fruit of their host plant.