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Argyresthia thoracella is a moth of the family Yponomeutidae. It is found in the United States including Oklahoma,[1] Arizona, Nevada and eastern California.[2]

Argyresthia thoracella
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Wing
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Yponomeutidae
Genus: Argyresthia
Species: A. thoracella
Binomial name
Argyresthia thoracella
Busck, 1907

The wingspan is about 9 mm. The forewings are silvery pearly white with light golden markings. The hindwings are whitish gray.[3]

The larvae feed on juniper species.

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