Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Agonopterix lythrella (Walsingham, 1889)

Family: Elachistidae
Subfamily: Depressariinae
Wing Span: 1.1-1.6 cm
Life History:
Flight: late July and early August
Caterpillar Hosts: winged lythrum (Lythrum alatum) and species of St. Johnswort, including Hypericum punctatum Lamarck and H.virginicum.
Adult Food:
Range: Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, west to Ontario and south to Illinois and south along the Appalachian Mountains to western North Carolina.
Management Needs:
Taxonomy Notes: None.