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360182.002474Argyresthia pygmaeella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

© Janis von Heyking
Genitalia: See British Lepidoptera.
Similar Species:
  • Argyresthia chalcochrysa
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Taxonomic Notes: Argyresthia pygmaeella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) is a poorly studied species. North American specimens may refer to 2447 Argyresthia chalcochrysa Meyrick, 1913. DNA barcode separates Nearctic specimens of  pygmaeella, BIN BOLD:AAA6669, from Eurasian, BIN BOLD:ADD9964, by nearly 2%. One of the specimens in AAA6669 is identified as chalcochrysa.
Argyresthia pygmaeella
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