Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Argyresthia Hübner, 
Argyrosetia Stephens, 1829
Oligos Treitschke, 1830
Ederesa Curtis, 1833
Ismene Stephens, 1834
Blastotere Ratzeburg, 1840
Paraargyresthia Moriuti, 1969
Explanation of Names
Generic epithet Argyresthia
is Greek meaning "silver dress." (1)
Tiny moths with variable markings; wings held tightly against body when at rest, giving a slender profile; antennae usually held laterally at right-angles to head.
Throughout North America and Eurasia.
Forested areas, orchards, parks.
Larvae mine the leaves of various coniferous and deciduous trees.
showing differences between A. oreasella
and some other Argyresthia
Busck, A. 1907. Revision of the American moths of the genus Argyresthia
. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 32: 5-24
, pl.4-5 (2)
Freeman, T.N. 1972. The coniferous feeding species of Argyresthia
in Canada (Lepidoptera: Yponomeutidae). The Canadian Entomologist 104(5): 687-697 (abstract
Hübner, J. . Verzeichniss bekannter Schmettlinge. 422
Walsingham, T. de Grey. 1890. Notes on the genus Argyresthia
Hb., with descriptions of new species. Insect Life
live adult photo
of A. goedartella
plus other info (Ian Kimber, UK Moths)
links to several species in Alberta
with photos, flight season charts, and Alberta distribution maps (U. of Alberta)