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Argyresthia apicimaculella

Argyresthia apicimaculella

Argyresthia apicimaculella is a moth of the family Yponomeutidae. It is found in North America, including Florida, Kentucky and Ohio.

Argyresthia apicimaculella
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Argyresthiidae
Genus: Argyresthia
A. apicimaculella
Binomial name
Argyresthia apicimaculella
  • Argyresthia risaliella Chambers, 1875

The wingspan is about 10 mm. The forewings have a blackish or dark-brown, shining, almost triangular spot at the apex and three pale and indistinct brownish costal streaks before it. There is also a bright pale golden basal streak just within the costal margin.[2]

Adults have been observed in oak woods in June and July. It is thought the larvae feed on Quercus species.


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