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Species Depressaria cinereocostella - Hodges#0921

Depressaria cinereocostella Depressaria cinereocostella Depressariidae, larva, dorsal - Depressaria cinereocostella Depressariidae, spent pupa - Depressaria cinereocostella Depressariidae, silking in a rearing vial - Depressaria cinereocostella Depressaria cinereocostella Depressaria cinereocostella Depressariidae, larva - Depressaria cinereocostella
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Classification
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#0921)
Hodges Number
0921
Explanation of Names
Depressaria cinereocostella Clemens, 1864
Identification
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
Food
Honewort (Cryptotaenia canadensis) - MJ Hatfield; Caraway (Carum carvi), Spotted Water-hemlock (Cicuta maculata), Scotch Wild Lovage (Ligusticum scoticum), Cowbane (Oxypolis rigidior), Water Parsnip (Sium suave) - (Mass Moths)
Life Cycle
Larva, larva, adult, spent pupa