Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Argyresthia albistria

Argyresthia albistria (Haworth, 1828)

purple argent

on Prunus


In the autumn and the following spring the larva feeds on (flower) buds. Pupation in the soil in a papery cocoon.

host plants

Rosaceae, monophagous

Prunus cerasus, domestica, spinosa.


Univoltine; hibernation as larva.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


See Patočka (1998a), Patočka & Turcáni (2005a)


Agassiz (1996a), Bengtsson & Johansson (2011a), Cleve (1979a), Corley, Rosete, Romão ao (2015a), Friese (1969a), Huisman, Koster, van Nieukerken & Ellis (2007a), Konečná (2013a), Leutsch (2011a), Patočka (1998a), Patočka & Turcáni (2005a), Wegner (2010a).

Last modified 7.ii.2021