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scientific name    Argyresthia monochromella    

habitat
Chiefly montane.

seasonality
Adults appear in June.

identification
"Labial palpi dark fuscous. Face golden fuscous. Tuft on head light reddish yellow, not metallic. Thorax golden fuscous. Forewing unicolored shining golden yellowish fuscous with a slight greenish tint. Hind wings light fuscous with yellowish cilia. Abdomen dark fuscous with yellowish anal tuft. Legs light silvery fuscous ... veins 7 and 8 of forewing stalked" (Busck 1921: 280). In Alberta, similar species include A. abies, A. columbia, A. flexilis and A. mariana in terms of uniform color; otherwise A. monochromella is different from them in strongly yellow head and more golden metallic color of the forewings.

life history
No information available.

conservation
Not of concern.

diet info
No information available.

range
Type material is from Victoria, British Columbia. It is recorded for Alberta by Bowman (1951).

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http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=4698



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