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36a0083 – 2457   Argyresthia goedartella (Linnaeus, 1758)
             Bronze Alder Moth

© Matt Goff
Distribution: Eurasian species possibly found in Alaska and the Yukon.
Field Marks:
Head and thorax golden. See BOLD BIN AAA8888.
Similar Species:
  • Argyresthia calliphanes Meyrick, 1913, historically misidentified as goedartella, has a white head and thorax.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Phalaena goedartella Linnaeus, 1758
Argyresthia aurescentella Uffeln, 1930
Argyresthia divisella Dufrane, 1960
Tinea literella Haworth, 1828
Phalaena semiargentella Donovan, 1793
Argyresthia splendida Reutti, 1898
Argyresthia uniformella Dufrane, 1960
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:AAA8888 - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification.
  • Gorneau, J. A., L.D. Jones, J. Monzón-Sierra, J.J. Dombroskie, 2023. Three new species of the genus Argyresthia Hübner, [1825] from Guatemala, with notes on host plant evolution and Nearctic taxa (Lepidoptera: Argyresthiidae). SHILAP Revista De lepidopterología, 51(201) 159–181.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Argyresthia goedartella
© Matt Goff
Argyresthia goedartella
© Matt Goff

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