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Species Agonopterix nigrinotella - Hodges#0868

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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 nigrinotella (Agonopterix nigrinotella - Hodges#0868)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Agonopterix nigrinotella (Busck, 1908)
Depressaria nigrinotella Busck 1908
There are more than 48 species of the genus Agonopterix in America north of Mexico. (1)
"The combination of bright ochreous scaling on the head, thorax, and base of forewing costa and the plain, medium-brown forewing speckled with many black scales, is diagnostic…" T. Harrison, pers. comm. 18 iv 2022
Harrison & Berenbaum (2005) reported Zanthoxylum americanum Miller (prickly ash).(2)
Life Cycle
Mated pair; larva; spent pupa; adult
Print References
Hodges, R.W., 1974. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 6.2. E.W. Classey Ltd. and R.B.D. Publications Inc. p. 26; pl. 2.13-15. (3)
Works Cited
1.North American Moth Photographers Group
2.Rutaceae-feeding Agonopterix (Hübner) (Lepidoptera: Elachistidae) in Illinois
T. L. Harrison, M. R. Berenbaum. 2005. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 107: 162-175 .
3.The Moths of America North of Mexico Fascicle 6.2 Gelechioidea, Oecophoridae
Ronald W. Hodges. 1974. E. W. Classey Ltd. and RBD Publications Inc.
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems