Clemens' Agonopterix

Agonopterix clemensella

''Agonopterix clemensella'' is a moth of the Depressariidae family. It is found in eastern North America, where it has been recorded from Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin. The habitat consists of damp woods and meadows.

The wingspan is about 19 mm. Adults are deep roseate with a pale purplish lustre. The wings are dusted with dark brown scales.

The larvae feed on various Umbelliferae species, including ''Sanicula odorata'', ''Osmorhiza longistylis'', ''Zizia aptera'', ''Pastinaca sativa'' and ''Heracleum mantegazzianum''. The species overwinters as an adult.
Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderLepidoptera
FamilyDepressariidae
GenusAgonopterix
SpeciesA. clemensella