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Species Depressaria cinereocostella - Hodges#921

Depressaria cinereocostella Depressaria cinereocostella Depressariidae, larva, dorsal - Depressaria cinereocostella Depressariidae, larva, lateral - Depressaria cinereocostella Depressariidae, lateral - Depressaria cinereocostella Depressariidae, spent pupa - Depressaria cinereocostella Depressaria cinereocostella Depressariidae, silking in a rearing vial - Depressaria cinereocostella
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths and kin)
Family Depressariidae
Subfamily Depressariinae
Genus Depressaria
Species cinereocostella (Depressaria cinereocostella - Hodges#921)
Hodges Number
Explanation of Names
Depressaria cinereocostella Clemens, 1864
Similar to Depressaria radiella but: "Side-by-side the moths are fairly easy to separate. Depressaria cinereocostella is much smaller and has conspicuous silvery-gray scaling, esp. along the costa (hence the name) as well as the head/thorax. But images can be tricky, esp. if the moth is worn. Depressaria cinereocostella is an infrequently reported species in most areas. In WI I have it from many counties across the southern 2/3 of the state, but it is noticeably most common in the Driftless Area. Adults come to light and bait, plus can be found hibernating under bark in mid-winter." Comments by Kyle Johnson
Honewort (Cryptotaenia canadensis) - MJ Hatfield
Life Cycle
Larva, larva, adult, spent pupa
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