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Species Anacampsis agrimoniella - Hodges#2230

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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 Gelechiidae (Twirler Moths)
Subfamily Anacampsinae
Tribe Anacampsini
Genus Anacampsis
Species agrimoniella (Anacampsis agrimoniella - Hodges#2230)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Anacampsis agrimoniella (Clemens, 1860) (1), (2)
Gelechia agrimoniella Clemens, 1860 (3)
Phylogenetic sequence #420471.00
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet for the host plant genus.
Wingspan 10-12 mm.
Total length 6-7 mm. (4)
Adult - forewing slender with pointed tip, basal half medium gray, apical half dark gray to blackish; thick white band crosses wing about two-thirds from base (inner margin of band straight-edged, outer margin broadens at costa).
Larva - between leaves of agrimony; pink when young, later dull green with black tubercles and pale brown head and cervical shield. (2)
Ontario and New York to Florida(5), west to Illinois.
Woodlands, wood edges.
Larval hosts include Agrimonia eupatoria and Agrimonia gryposepala. (6)
Life Cycle
Larva in leaf shelter; adult; mated adults
Print References
Clemens (in Stainton, 1872). The Tineina of North America, by (the late) Dr. Brackenridge Clemens. Collected Writings on Tineina. John Van Vorst, London, p.40. (3)
Coquillete, D.W., 1883. The leaf-rollers of Illinois. Papilio, 3: 98.
Works Cited
1.A revision of the American moths of the family Gelechiidae, with descriptions of new species
August Busck. 1903. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 25: 767-938.
2.The Lepidoptera of New York and Neighboring States
William T.M. Forbes. 1923. Cornell University, Ithaca, New York; Memoir 68.
3.The Tineina of North America, by (the late) Dr. Brackenridge Clemens.
Henry Tibbats Stainton (editor). 1872. Collected Writings on Tineina.
4.Perterson field guide to moths of southeastern North America.
Seabrooke Leckie & David Beadle. 2018. Peterson Field Guides, 652 pp.
5.Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Florida
6.HOSTS - The Hostplants and Caterpillars Database
7.North American Moth Photographers Group
8.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems
9.Butterflies of North America