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Argyresthia austerella

Argyresthia austerella

Argyresthia austerella is a moth of the family Yponomeutidae. It is found in North America, including Florida, Texas, Oklahoma, Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, New Hampshire and Maryland.

Argyresthia austerella
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Argyresthiidae
Genus: Argyresthia
A. austerella
Binomial name
Argyresthia austerella
Zeller, 1873[1]

The wingspan is 8–9 mm. The forewings are white, with striking dark-brown markings. The entire costal edge and apical part of the wing is mottled with dark brown, in which the ground colour appears as small dots and dashes, especially in the apical part. Before the middle of the costa, a dark brown, nearly black, inwardly oblique streak is found, reaching to the fold. From just beyond the middle of the costa runs a broader blackish brown fascia parallel with the first costal streak, but reaching to the costal edge. At apical third is a third dark streak parallel to the other two, but generally more or less diffused into the dark apical part of the wing.[2]


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