Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Depressaria depressana Fabricius, 1775
Pyralis depressana Fabricius, 1775
Tinea depressella Fabricius, 1798
Depressaria rhodochlora Meyrick, 1923
There are 25 named species of the genus Depressaria
in America north of Mexico. (1)
Introduced (2009) to northeastern North America.
Occurs in most of Europe, Asia and northern Africa.
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The main flight period appears to be May through December. (2)
The larvae feed on plants in the parsley family, mainly the flowers and unripe seeds. Hosts include coriander, dill, carrot (Daucus carota), anise (Pimpinella), fennel, caraway, cumin (Cuminum cyminum), celery, parsley, parsnip (Pastinaca), and cow-parsnip [per Agro Atlas, cited below]; also Seseli and Peucedanum according to BAMONA.
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Rebel, H. 1939. Wien: Zer Lepidopterfauna Cyperns. Mitteilungen der Münchner Entomologischen Gesellschaft