Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Argyresthia glaucinella

Argyresthia glaucinella Zeller, 1839

oak-bark argent

on Aesculus, Betula, Quercus


The larva makes an extended gallery in the living bark of an old tree. Every few cm a pile of bright orange frass is expelled.

host plants

polyphagous on deciduous trees

Aesculus hippocastanum, pavia; Betula; Quercus.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


The pupa can be found in a somewhat larger pile of frass, in a white, double-walled cocoon. The inner wall being a rather open mesh, the outer wall finely woven.


Agassiz (1996a), Bengtsson & Johansson (2011a), Bland (1989a), Corley, Marabuto, Maravalhas ao (2011a), Kuchlein, Gielis, Huisman, ao (1988a), Friese (1969a), Huisman, Koster, Muus & van Nieukerken (2013a), Konečná (2013a), Wieser (2018a).

Last modified 18.ii.2020