Argyresthia semitestacella

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Argyresthia semitestacella
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Argyresthiidae
Genus: Argyresthia
A. semitestacella
Binomial name
Argyresthia semitestacella
(Curtis, 1833)
  • Ederesa semitestacella Curtis, 1833
  • Argyresthia (Argyresthia) semitestacella

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

Illustration from John Curtis's British Entomology Volume 6

The wingspan is 11–14 mm. The head is yellowish white. Forewings are light ferruginous-brown, faintly purplish tinged; a thick whitish dorsal streak to tornus, interrupted by a dark ferruginous-brown triangular median spot. Hindwings are grey.[2]

The moth flies from July to October. [1].

The larvae feed on beech.


  1. ^ Fauna Europaea[dead link]
  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


  1. ^ The flight season refers to Belgium and The Netherlands. This may vary in other parts of the range.