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Genus Agonopterix

Inside rolled leaf - Agonopterix senicionella for Wyoming in March - Agonopterix alstroemeriana Agonopterix? - Agonopterix Agonopterix robiniella Four-dotted Agonopterix - Agonopterix robiniella Moth - Agonopterix curvilineella Aster leaftier - Agonopterix pulvipennella Agonopterix canadensis
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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 Agonopterix
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
included in family Oecophoridae, subfamily Depressariinae by Nye and Fletcher (1991)
included in family Elachistidae, subfamily Depressariinae by Hodges in Kristensen (1999)
Numbers
There are 49 species of Agonopterix in America north of Mexico. (1)
Size
wingspan 13-27 mm
Identification
adults at rest hold their wings together and seem broad-shouldered with squared wingtips, giving an overall rectangular appearance; many species have a light-colored forewing with a dark blotch near the middle
Range
holarctic
Food
larvae feed on a variety of woody and herbaceous plants
Life Cycle
overwinters as an adult
Print References
Hodges, R.W., 1974. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 6.2, p. 24; pl. 1.14-17. (2)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. pl. 4, fig. 45; p. 65. (3)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group (pinned plates)
Works Cited
1.North American Moth Photographers Group
2.The Moths of America North of Mexico Fascicle 6.2 Gelechioidea, Oecophoridae
Ronald W. Hodges. 1974. E. W. Classey Ltd. and RBD Publications Inc.
3.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.