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Species Agonopterix costimacula - Hodges#0868.1

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 costimacula (Agonopterix costimacula - Hodges#0868.1)
Hodges Number
0868.1
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Agonopterix costimacula Clarke, 1941
Explanation of Names
Agonopterix costimacula Clarke, 1941, previously a synonym of A. nigrinotella, is reinstated as a full species, Harrison & Berenbaum (2005).
Range
TL: Plummers Island, Maryland
Food
Ptelea trifoliata (Linnaeus).
Print References
Clarke, J.F.G. 1941. Revision of the North American moths of the family Oecophoridae, with descriptions of new genera and species. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 90(3107): 102; pl. 30, f. 174; pl. 45, f. 261.
Harrison, T.L. & M.R. Berenbaum, 2005. Rutaceae-feeding Agonopterix Hbner (Lepidoptera: Elachistidae) in Illinois. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 107: 162-175.