Agonopterix cinerariae

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Agonopterix cinerariae
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Depressariidae
Genus: Agonopterix
Species: A. cinerariae
Binomial name
Agonopterix cinerariae
Walsingham, 1908[1]

Agonopterix cinerariae is a moth of the Depressariidae family. It is found on the Canary Islands.

The wingspan is 17–20 mm. The forewings are pale ochreous with a few darker fawn-ochreous shades and scattered with black dots. The hindwings are very pale, shining whitish ochreous.[2]

The larvae feed on Senecio halimifolius and Senecio heritieri. They mine the leaves of their host plant. Mining takes place the upper and under surface of the leaves, causing a slightly puckered appearance. Larvae can be found from April to May.

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