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Species Agonopterix paulae - Hodges#0868.2

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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 Agonopterix
Species paulae (Agonopterix paulae - Hodges#0868.2)
Hodges Number
Forewing length 10.0-10.5mm.
Known from areas of the eastern USA where its larval host plant occurs.
As for larval host plant.
Larva feeds in a marginal leaflet roll on prickly ash, Zanthoxylum americanum (Rutaceae).
Life Cycle
Two generations per year. In central Illinois, mature larvae occur in mid-June, and again in late July; overwintering takes place in the adult stage.
Print References
Harrison, T. L., and M. R. Berenbaum. 2005. Rutaceae-feeding Agonopterix Hbner (Lepidoptera: Elachistidae) in Illinois. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 107: 162-175.

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