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Tortricidae
620122.003762Agapeta zoegana (Linnaeus, 1767) – Knapweed Root-Borer

Lynette Schimming
Distribution: Pacific Northwest to MN.
Introduced from Europe.
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Taxonomic Notes: Agapeta zoegana (Linnaeus, 1767) was released in 1984 as a biocontrol of knapweed.
The number 3762 was assigned to 3782 Cochylis transversana Walsingham, 1879 in the Hodges 1983 Checklist.
References
  • Barcode of Life Data System (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Gilligan, T.M., J.W. Brown, J, Baixeras, 2020. Immigrant Tortricidae: Holarctic versus Introduced Species in North America. Insects, 11(9), 594: 1-59.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Agapeta zoegana
Lynette Schimming
Agapeta zoegana
19mm – Jim Vargo
Agapeta zoegana
- 18mm – U. S. National Museum

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