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Argyroploce arbutella

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Tortricidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Argyroploce
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Similar  Argyroploce noricana, Apotomis infida, Olethreutes palustrana, Celypha aurofasciana, Apotomis capreana

Argyroploce arbutella is a moth of the Tortricidae family. It is found in most of Europe, from Fennoscandia and northern Russia to the Pyrenees, Sardinia, Italy and Bulgaria and from Ireland to Poland and Romania.

The wingspan is 13–15 mm. Adults are purplish red with silvery striations. They are on wing from May to June.

The larvae feed on Arctostaphylos uva-ursi and Vaccinium vitis-idaea. They mine the leaves of their host plant. The mine consists of a full depth irregular blotch mine. They only live as a leaf miner for a short period of time before leaving the mine to live freely among spun leaves. At this point they feed from within spun terminal shoots of their host plant. Larvae can be found from April to May.


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