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Species Agonopterix eupatoriiella - Hodges#0866

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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 eupatoriiella (Agonopterix eupatoriiella - Hodges#0866)
Hodges Number
0866
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Agonopterix eupatoriiella (Chambers, 1878)
Depressaria eupatoriiella Chambers, 1878
Numbers
There are more than 50 species of the genus Agonopterix in America north of Mexico. (1), (2)
Size
Wingspan 20-23 mm.
Identification

Range
Heppner (2003) listed the range to include Pennsylvania to Florida, Illinois to Mississippi. (3)
Food
Heppner (2003) listed the following host plants. (3)
Carya ovata (Mill.) K. Koch (shagbark hickory).
Eupatorium sp.
Verbesina alternifolia (L.) Britton ex Kearney (wingstem; listed as Actinomeris alternifolia).
Tracy S. Feldman has also reared this species from Verbesina occidentalis Walter.
Print References
Chambers, V.T., 1878. Descriptions of new Tineina from Texas, and others from more northern localities. Bulletin of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories, 4: 82.
Hodges, R.W., 1974. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 6.2. E. W. Classey Ltd. and RBD Publications Inc. p. 25; pl. 1-24-25. (4)
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.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.
4.The Moths of America North of Mexico Fascicle 6.2 Gelechioidea, Oecophoridae
Ronald W. Hodges. 1974. E. W. Classey Ltd. and RBD Publications Inc.
5.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems