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Argyresthia brockeella

Argyresthia brockeella

Argyresthia brockeella is a moth of the family Yponomeutidae. It is found in Europe,[1] east Siberia and Japan. The wingspan is 9–12 mm.The head and thorax are white. Forewings are deep coppery-golden; a spot on base of dorsum, a fascia at 1/3, three posterior semioval costal spots and a larger tornal spot shining white ; sometimes the fascia is connected with adjacent costal and dorsal spots. Hindwings are grey.The larva is pinkish-brown ; head brown ; plate of 2 partly blackish-edged.[2]

Argyresthia brockeella
Argyresthia brockeella, Trawscoed, North Wales
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Argyresthiidae
Genus: Argyresthia
A. brockeella
Binomial name
Argyresthia brockeella
(Hübner, 1813)
  • Tinea brockeella Hübner, 1813
  • Argyresthia (Argyresthia) brockeella
  • Tinea aurivittella Haworth, 1828
  • Oecophora debrockeella Duponchel, 1838

The moth flies from May to September. . The larvae feed on the catkins of birch (Betula spp) and alder (Alnus glutinosa).


  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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