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Argyresthia abies

Argyresthia abies

Argyresthia abies is a moth of the family Yponomeutidae first described by Hugh Avery Freeman in 1972.[1] It is found in the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and northern Ontario.[2]

Argyresthia abies
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Argyresthiidae
Genus: Argyresthia
A. abies
Binomial name
Argyresthia abies
Freeman, 1972

The wingspan is 10-11.5 mm. The forewings are yellowish brown and the hindwings are pale grey. Adults are on wing from early June to early July.

The larvae feed on Abies balsamea. They bore in the terminal twigs of their host plant.


  1. mothphotographersgroup
  2. Shpeley, D. & Nazari, V. (2004). "Species Details: Argyresthia abies". University of Alberta Museums. E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum. Retrieved December 30, 2020.

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