Ectoedemia nyssaefoliella

160093.00 — 0050 — Ectoedemia nyssaefoliella (Chambers, 1880)

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:
Nyssa sylvatica

Nyssa sylvatica

Life History



Positive identification probably requires rearing. On Block Island, adults resembling this species have been found only in the beech and tupelo forest in the Scout camp, both in daytime resting on beech leaves and at lights. Mines of E. rubifoliella were recorded on the island in 1998; the species may not come to lights.


  • Species Page at Moth Photographers Group
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Species Page at BugGuide