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Species Agonopterix atrodorsella - Hodges#0864

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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
Species atrodorsella (Agonopterix atrodorsella - Hodges#0864)
Hodges Number
0864
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Agonopterix atrodorsella (Clemens, 1863)
Numbers
There are 49 species of the genus Agonopterix listed for America north of Mexico. (1)
Size
Wingspan 18-23 mm.
Identification
Genitalia:

Food
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)