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Species Agonopterix canadensis - Hodges#0878

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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 Agonopterix
Species canadensis (Agonopterix canadensis - Hodges#0878 )
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Agonopterix canadensis – (Busck, 1902)
49 described Agonopterix species are listed for America north of Mexico. (MPG list)
forewing length 8.5-10.5 mm(1)
northeastern United States and across southern Canada, south through the Rocky Mountains to Colorado; Basin Range, and mountains of central California and Nevada(1)
larval host is Senecio spp.(1)
See Also
Agonopterix fusciterminella, which is very similar. (photos of pinned adults at Moth Photographers Group)
Print References
Powell, J. A., and P. A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. pl. 4.47; p. 65.(1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - photos of living and pinned adults.
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.