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Argyresthia ivella is a moth of the family Yponomeutidae. It is found in most of Europe, except Ireland, the Netherlands, the Iberian Peninsula, Finland, Italy, Slovakia and most of the Balkan Peninsula.[1]

Argyresthia ivella
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Wing
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Yponomeutidae
Genus: Argyresthia
Species: A. ivella
Binomial name
Argyresthia ivella
(Haworth, 1828)
Synonyms
  • Tinea ivella Haworth, 1828
  • Tinea quadriella Haworth
  • Oecophora andereggiella Duponchel, 1840
  • Argyresthia anderreggiella

The wingspan is 10–12 mm.[2] Adults are on wing in July and August.[3]

The larvae feed on Malus and Corylus species, including Corylus avellana. They feed in the shoot of their host plant.

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