Agonopterix senicionella

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Agonopterix senicionella
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Depressariidae
Genus: Agonopterix
Species: A. senicionella
Binomial name
Agonopterix senicionella
(Busck, 1902)
  • Depressaria senicionella Busck, 1902

Agonopterix senicionella is a moth in the Depressariidae family. It was described by August Busck in 1902.[1] It is found in North America, where it has been recorded from Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia.[2]

The wingspan is 18–22 mm. The forewings are dark ochrous gray, overlaid and suffused with brownish ochrous. There is a light basal patch, suffused on the costa with fuscous, containing a blackish-fuscous spot in the fold and bordered outwardly by a fading fuscous shade. There are two black discal dots at the basal third in the cell and a black discal dot at the end of the cell, preceded by an indistinct fuscous shade. The termen and costa are marked with ill-defined fuscous spots. The hindwings are grayish fuscous, but darker apically.[3]

The larvae feed on Senecio aureus.[4]


  1. ^ Beccaloni, G.; Scoble, M.; Kitching, I.; Simonsen, T.; Robinson, G.; Pitkin, B.; Hine, A.; Lyal, C., eds. (2003). "Agonopterix senicionella". The Global Lepidoptera Names Index. Natural History Museum. Retrieved May 17, 2018.
  2. ^ Moth Photographers Group
  3. ^ Proceedings of the United States National Museum
  4. ^ Agonopterix at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms