Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Cherry Shoot Borer
Argyresthia oreasella Clemens, 1860

Family: Yponomeutidae
Subfamily: Argyresthiinae
Identification: Forewing silvery white with white streaks. Median band and combined st. and terminal bands oblique and irregular, gold and brown. Note two white dots enclosed by terminal band near apex. Hindwing gray.
Wing Span: 1-1.2 cm.
Life History:
Flight: Late June - July.
Caterpillar Hosts: Choke cherry, oaks, and pin cherry.
Adult Food:
Range: Quebec to West Virginia, west to Manitoba and Missouri.
Management Needs:
Comments: NULL