Aspilanta ampelopsifoliella

210081.00 — 0240 — Aspilanta ampelopsifoliella (Chambers, 1874)

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:
Parthenocissus quinquefolia

Parthenocissus quinquefolia

Life History

The larva forms a blotch mine and cuts out an oval which falls to the ground and serves as the pupal chamber.


Identified by rearing


  • 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.
  • Species Page at BugGuide
  • Van Nieukerken, E.J. & C.S. Eiseman, 2020. Splitting the leafmining shield-bearer moth genus Antispila Hübner (Lepidoptera, Heliozelidae): North American species with reduced venation placed in Aspilanta new genus, with a review of heliozelid morphology. ZooKeys, 957: 105-161.