Argyresthia spinosella

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Argyresthia spinosella
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Argyresthiidae
Genus: Argyresthia
A. spinosella
Binomial name
Argyresthia spinosella
Stainton, 1849
  • Argyresthia (Argyresthia) spinosella
  • Erminea mendica Haworth, 1828
  • Argyresthia mendica
  • Argyresthia (Argyresthia) mendica

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

Argyresthia spinosella Goes, the Netherlands

The wingspan is 9–11 mm. The head is white. Forewings are fuscous, with purple reflections, base ochreous; a thick white dorsal streak to tornus; a darker fuscous median fascia, interrupted in disc, edged with whitish on costa; some whitish costal strigulae posteriorly. Hindwings are grey.[2] The moth flies from May to July. [1].

The larvae feed on Prunus spinosa.


  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


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

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