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Argyresthia bonnetella

Argyresthia bonnetella

Argyresthia bonnetella is a moth of the family Yponomeutidae. It is found in Europe. The wingspan is 9–11 mm.The head is white. Forewings are shining ochreous-whitish, usually strigulated and sometimes discally suffused with ferruginous brown; a suffused ferruginous -brown median longitudinal streak from base to before middle ; a curved dark ferruginous- brown fascia from middle of dorsum to 4/5 of costa, sometimes obsolete except on dorsum. Hindwings are grey. The larva is yellow-green ; head and plate of 2 brown.[2]

Argyresthia bonnetella
Argyresthia bonnetella Malvern Hills, England
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Argyresthiidae
Genus: Argyresthia
A. bonnetella
Binomial name
Argyresthia bonnetella
  • Phalaena bonnetella Linnaeus, 1758
  • Argyresthia (Argyresthia) bonnetella
  • Phalaena tetrapodella Linnaeus, 1767
  • Tinea nitidella Fabricius, 1787
  • Erminea ossea Haworth, 1828
  • Argyresthia purpurascentella Stainton, 1849

The moth flies from July to September. .

The larvae feed on Crataegus.


  1. Fauna Europaea
  2. Meyrick, E., 1895 A Handbook of British Lepidoptera MacMillan, London pdf 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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