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Argyresthia pygmaeella
Argyresthia pygmaeella

Argyresthia pygmaeella is a moth of the family Yponomeutidae.

Distribution


This species can be found in Europe,[1] northern Asia and North America.

Habitat


These moths mainly live in mountain area, but are also present in prairies with the host plants.[2]

Description


The wingspan is 11–14 mm. Forewings are white, with golden or brown markings, while hind wings are grey. Legs and antennae are white.[2]

Biology


These moths fly in a single generation from May to August, depending on location.[2] The larvae feed on catkins and young shoots of Salix caprea and Salix cinerea.[3] They overwinter in a leaf-bud until April.[2]

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