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Argyresthia conjugella (Zeller, 1839)

Имаго  (Argyresthia conjugella)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Yponomeutoidea family Argyresthiidae genus Argyresthia subgenus Argyresthia → species Argyresthia conjugella

Species name(s)

Argyresthia (Argyresthia) conjugella (Zeller, 1839) = Tinea maculosa Tengström, 1847 = Argyresthia aerariella Stainton, 1871.


Zoogeographical regions

Palaearctic, Nearctic.

Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #2. Kolsky; #3. Karelsky; #4. Evropeisky Severo-Zapadny; #6. Evropeisky Severo-Vostochny; #7. Evropeisky yuzhno-tayozhny; #8. Evropeisky Tsentralny; #10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #11. Volgo-Donsky; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #16. Sredne-Uralsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #22. Krasnoyarsky; #34. Kamchatsky; #36. Sredne-Amursky; #37. Nizhne-Amursky.

Forewing length

5—5 mm.

Primary colors

Yellow, Brown/Gray/Black, White.

Flight time

January February March April May June July August September October November December

Larva lifespan

January February March April May June July August September October November December

Имаго  (Argyresthia conjugella)

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Length of front wing in the region of 0.5 cm on each of the front wings extends notable horizontal line, released on whitish background. [5]. Peter Khramov.
  • Wingspan 11-12 mm. The front wings are purple-gray, with a white spot edge and a dark brown stripe Curved. Hind wings gray. Fringe yellowish-gray. Head on top in the dense white hairs. [11]. Peter Khramov.


  • Austria, Belgium, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovakia and the Soviet Union - the European part, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia. [1]. Peter Khramov.
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, the European North-East, the European North-West, the European Central European South taiga, the Western Caucasus, Kaliningrad, Kamchatka, Karelia, Kola, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhny-Amur, Mid-Amur, Mid-Volzhsky , Average Urals, South Ural. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Austria, Belarus, Belgium, the British Isles, France, Germany, Denmark (mainland), Ireland, Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway (mainland), Poland, Russia Romania, Northern Ireland, Slovakia, Ukraine, Finland, France (mainland), Czech Republic,Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia. [10]. Peter Khramov.
  • Europe, Central and North Asia, and North America. [5]. Peter Khramov.


  • May-July. [5]. Peter Khramov.
  • Imago live from late spring - early summer. [11]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Imago

  • Habitats: Gardens, sparse forests, including high-altitude. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Larva lifespan

  • Aug. Sept. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • It uses as food and apple fruits of mountain ash, and therefore can cause serious damage to agriculture. [5]. Peter Khramov.
  • Rowan, apple. [11]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Larva

  • Caterpillar paving moves inside the fruit of fodder plants (fruits turn brown). The larva is reddish, up to 9 mm. [11]. Peter Khramov.


  • Pupation takes place on the surface of the soil. [5]. Peter Khramov.


  • Eggs are laid in the rowan berries or apples, or on the ovary of the fruit. [11]. Peter Khramov.

Overwintering stage

  • Caterpillar, on the surface of the earth. [11]. Peter Khramov.


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Andrey Ponomarev.

Text data: Peter Khramov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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