Agonopterix pallorella

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Agonopterix pallorella
Agonopterix pallorella.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Depressariidae
Genus: Agonopterix
Species: A. pallorella
Binomial name
Agonopterix pallorella
(Zeller, 1839)[1]
  • Depressaria pallorella Zeller, 1839[2]
  • Depressaria subpallorella Staudinger, 1870
  • Depressaria discognitella Herrich-Schäffer, 1871

Agonopterix pallorella is a moth of the Depressariidae family. It is found in most of Europe.

Leaf of Centaurea scabiosa folded by larva

The wingspan is 19–24 mm. Adults are on wing from mid June to March.[3]

The larvae feed on Centaurea species (including Centaurea scabiosa and Centaurea nigra) and Serratula tinctoria. They feed from within rolled leaves.[4] The species overwinters as an adult. Pupation takes place below ground or in amongst plant detritus.


  1. ^ Fauna Europaea
  2. ^ Zeller, P. C. (1839). "Versuch einer naturgemässen Eintheilung der Schaben". Isis von Oken. 1839 (3): 195. 
  3. ^ Archived November 10, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ UKmoths

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