The wingspan is about 11 mm. The forewings are pale shining yellowish white, but the extreme costa in the basal fourth is dark brown. The hindwings are very pale gray or concolorous with the forewings. Adults are on wing in June.
Adults were collected amongst fir, which might be the host plant.
- "360175.00 – 2468 – Argyresthia pallidella – Braun, 1918". North American Moth Photographers Group. Mississippi State University. Retrieved June 1, 2018.
- Braun, Annette F. (1918). "New Species of Microlepidoptera". The Canadian Entomologist. 50 (7): 229–236. doi:10.4039/Ent50229-7 – via Internet Archive.
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