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Argyresthia cupressella

Argyresthia cupressella, the cypress tip moth, is a moth of the family Yponomeutidae. It is endemic to the western coast of the United States and Canada, but has been introduced in Europe.[1]

Argyresthia cupressella
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Wing
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Yponomeutidae
Genus: Argyresthia
Species:
A. cupressella
Binomial name
Argyresthia cupressella

The wingspan is 8–9 mm. Adults are on wing from June to July depending on the location.

The larvae feed on Chamaecyparis, Cupressocyparis, Thuja, Sequoia and Juniperus species.

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