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Species Argyresthia aureoargentella - Hodges#2440

An Argyresthia sp. - Argyresthia aureoargentella An Argyresthia sp. - Argyresthia aureoargentella Argyresthia aureoargentella Argyresthia aureoargentella Shiny Head-Standing Moth - Argyresthia aureoargentella Micro Moth - Argyresthia aureoargentella Argyresthia aureoargentella Argyresthia aureoargentella
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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 aureoargentella (Argyresthia aureoargentella - Hodges#2440)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Argyresthia aureoargentella Brower, 1953
Page creation based on image below which, though tentatively ID'd, appears to representative of the species:

Dr. Jean-Francois Landry's comments on this set of images are as follows: "Yes the Argyresthia looks like aureoargentella... It is a miner on eastern white cedar along with Argyresthia thuiella and canadensis. I once had all three species together in great abundance on my cedar hedge, but this year only thuiella was common. Beware that other similar-looking species are present, notably freyerella on common juniper, I find that the moths are not easy to distinguish with certainty."
Print References
Brower, A.E. 1953. Three new species of microlepidoptera (Olethreutidae, Glyphipterygidae and Yponomeutidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 46(1): 95-98
Internet References
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