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Species Depressaria depressana - Purple Carrot-seed Moth - Hodges#0924.1

Another introduced European sp. in Ontario? - Depressaria depressana Another introduced European sp. in Ontario? - Depressaria depressana small moth with a shoulder epaulet - Depressaria depressana Gelechioidea ? - Depressaria depressana male - Depressaria depressana - male Purple Carrot-seed Moth - Depressaria depressana Depressaria depressana - Purple Carrot-seed Moth - Hodges#0924.1 - Depressaria depressana Moth - Depressaria depressana
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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 Depressaria
Species depressana (Purple Carrot-seed Moth - Hodges#0924.1)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Blunt’s flat-body moth
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Depressaria depressana Fabricius, 1775
Pyralis depressana Fabricius, 1775
Tinea depressella Fabricius, 1798
Depressaria rhodochlora Meyrick, 1923
There are 25 named species of the genus Depressaria in America north of Mexico. (1), (2)
Wingspan 14-20 mm. (2)

Introduced (2009) to northeastern North America.
Occurs in most of Europe, Asia and northern Africa.
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
The main flight period appears to be May through December. (2), (3)
The larvae feed on plants in the parsley family, mainly the flowers and unripe seeds. Hosts include coriander, dill, carrot (Daucus carota), anise (Pimpinella), fennel, caraway, cumin (Cuminum cyminum), celery, parsley, parsnip (Pastinaca), and cow-parsnip [per Agro Atlas, cited below]; also Seseli and Peucedanum according to BAMONA.
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group. (2)
Print References
Rebel, H. 1939. Wien: Zer Lepidopterfauna Cyperns. Mitteilungen der Münchner Entomologischen Gesellschaft 1: 562.