Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Upcoming Events

BugGuide is a National Moth Week Partner. How to add your National Moth Week 2021 photos. July 17-25.

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

National Moth Week 2020 photos of insects and people.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Previous events


Species Agonopterix atrodorsella - Hodges#0864

First for NB - Agonopterix atrodorsella moth - Agonopterix atrodorsella Moth - Agonopterix atrodorsella Agonopterix atrodorsella Agonopterix atrodorsella - Hodges#0864 (Agonopterix atrodorsella) - Agonopterix atrodorsella Agonopterix ? - Agonopterix atrodorsella Agonopterix atrodorsella - male Agonopterix atrodorsella
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
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 atrodorsella (Agonopterix atrodorsella - Hodges#0864)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Agonopterix atrodorsella (Clemens, 1863)
There are 49 species of the genus Agonopterix listed for America north of Mexico. (1)
Wingspan 18-23 mm.
Larvae feed on Eupatorium, and Coreopsis, beggarticks.
Life Cycle
One generation per year; overwinters as an adult.
Internet References
live adult image plus description, foodplants, flight season (Lynn Scott, Ontario)