Xylesthia pruniramiella

300223.00 — 0317 — Xylesthia pruniramiella Clemens, 1859 — Speckled Xylesthia Moth

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:
Myrica pensylvanica (?) [fungivorous]

Fungus on branches of Prunus and other trees


  • 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.
  • Clemens, B., 1859. Contribution to American Lepidopterology. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 11: 259.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Species Page at BugGuide
  • Species page at Moths of North Dakota.