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Species Argyresthia goedartella - Bronze Alder Moth - Hodges#2457

Small Moth - Greya? - Argyresthia goedartella Moth - Argyresthia goedartella Moth - Argyresthia goedartella
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Yponomeutoidea (Ermine Moths and kin)
Family Argyresthiidae (Shiny Head-Standing Moths)
Genus Argyresthia
Species goedartella (Bronze Alder Moth - Hodges#2457)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Phalaena goedartella Linnaeus, 1758
Argyresthia aurescentella Uffeln, 1930
Argyresthia divisella Dufrane, 1960
Tinea literella Haworth, 1828
Phalaena semiargentella Donovan, 1793
Argyresthia splendida Reutti, 1898
Argyresthia uniformella Dufrane, 1960
wingspan 10-13 mm
larva to 11 mm
Adult: Head pale orange and thorax golden. See BOLD BIN AAA8888.
Eurasian species possibly found in Alaska and the Yukon.
See Also
Argyresthia calliphanes Meyrick, 1913, historically misidentified as goedartella, has a white head and thorax.
Internet References
Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: AAA8888