Agonopterix atrodorsella

Agonopterix atrodorsella

''Agonopterix atrodorsella'' is a moth in the Depressariidae family. It was described by James Brackenridge Clemens in 1863. It is found in North America, where it has been recorded from Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, Quebec and Wisconsin.

The wingspan is 18–23 mm. The forewings are yellow ochreous with several black costal dots from the base to the tip of the wing. There is a black dot on the basal portion of the disc with a rufous patch beyond this. The hindwings are yellowish. Adults have been recorded in all months of the year depending on the collection locality. There is however only one generation per year.

The larvae feed on ''Eupatorium'' and ''Coreopsis'' species, as well as ''Bidens frondosa'' and ''Myrica asplenifolia''. The species overwinters as an adult.
Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderLepidoptera
FamilyDepressariidae
GenusAgonopterix
SpeciesA. atrodorsella