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Species Agonopterix clemensella - Hodges#0862

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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 clemensella (Agonopterix clemensella - Hodges#0862)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Agonopterix clemensella (Chambers, 1876)
Gelechia clemensella Chambers, 1876
There are more than 49 species of the genus Agonopterix in America north of Mexico. (1), (2)
Chambers (1876) reported a wingspan of 3/4" or about 19 mm.
Chambers (1876) original description as Gelechia clemensella is available in the print references.
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (3)
Eastern North America. (2), (4)
Moth Photographers Group - large range map with some collection dates.
Near hostplants in damp woods and meadows.
Larval hosts include: (5)
Many native and non-native Umbelliferae, with a few listed below.
Snakeroot, Sanicula gregaria (Raf.) K.M. Pryer & L.R. Phillippe.
Longstyle sweetroot, Osmorhiza longistylis (Torr.) DC.
Meadow ziza, Zizia aptera (A. Gray) Fernald.
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group. (2)
Print References
Chambers, V.T. 1876. Tineina. The Canadian Entomologist. 8: 173.
Hodges, R.W., 1974. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 6.2. E. W. Classey Ltd. and RBD Publications Inc., p. 24; pl. 1.18. (6)
Works Cited
1.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems
4.Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America
David Beadle and Seabrooke Leckie. 2012. Houghton Mifflin.
5.New hostplant records for Agonopterix clemensella
M. Berenbaum. 1982. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 36(2): 160.
6.The Moths of America North of Mexico Fascicle 6.2 Gelechioidea, Oecophoridae
Ronald W. Hodges. 1974. E. W. Classey Ltd. and RBD Publications Inc.