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Species Agonopterix nervosa - Gorse Tip Moth - Hodges#0895

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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 nervosa (Gorse Tip Moth - Hodges#0895)
Hodges Number
0895
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: (Haworth, 1811)
Size
Wingspan 16-22 mm.
Range
West Coast
Food
Broom (Cytisus scoparia), gorse (Ulex), Dyer's greenweed (Genista tinctoria), Petty whin (Genista anglica) and Tree lupin (Lupinus arboreus) (in England).
Remarks
Very common in England. Introduced as biocontrol of gorse.
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