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Subfamily Depressariinae

Agonopterix alstroemeriana Moth - Exaeretia ciniflonella Agonopterix oregonensis 0861 - Agonopterix oregonensis Poison Hemlock Moth - Agonopterix alstroemeriana Elachistidae: Semioscopis aurorella - Semioscopis aurorella Unknown Moth - Semioscopis packardella Depressariidae: Exaertia gracilis - Exaeretia gracilis Agonopterix paulae? - Agonopterix paulae
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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
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Considered a subfamily of Oecophoridae by some authors
Treated as a subfamily of Elachistidae by Hodges in Kristensen (1999)
Explanation of Names
Depressariinae from type genus Depressaria (Haworth), Latin meaning "flat," for their flat bodies. (1)
Numbers
All North American genera in this subfamily belong to the tribe Depressariini. 97 species in 8 genera in North America.
Identification
Adult - similar to Concealer Moths (Oecophoridae) - head smooth-scaled; labial palps usually upturned; forewing rather broad, often squarish as in some Tortricid moths, and with the apex and outer margin rounded.
Print References
(2)
Works Cited
1.An accentuated list of the British Lepidoptera, with hints on the derivation of the names.
Anonymous. 1858. The Entomological Societies of Oxford and Cambridge.
2.A review of the American moths of the genus Depressaria (Haworth), with descriptions of new species
August Busck. 1902. Proceedings of The United States National Museum, .