Agonopterix scopariella

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Agonopterix scopariella
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Depressariidae
Genus: Agonopterix
Species: A. scopariella
Binomial name
Agonopterix scopariella
(Heinemann, 1870)[1]
Synonyms
  • Depressaria scopariella Heinemann, 1870
  • Depressaria calycotomella Amsel, 1958
  • Depressaria rubescens Heinemann, 1870
  • Depressaria rubropunctella Lhomme, 1929

Agonopterix scopariella is a moth of the Depressariidae family. It is found in most of Europe, except Ireland, most of the Balkan Peninsula, Ukraine, Finland and the Baltic region.

The wingspan is 18–23 mm.[2] Adults are variable, but usually have two black and two white spots on the wing. The white spots are often ringed by black scales. They are on wing from August to April.

The larvae feed on Cytisus scoparius. They feed in spun shoots of their host plant. Larvae can be found from June to late July.[3] The species overwinters as an adult.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Agonopterix scopariella scopariella
  • Agonopterix scopariella calycotomella Amsel, 1958 (Cyprus)

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