Antaeotricha leucillana

420227.00 — 1014 — Antaeotricha leucillana Zeller, 1854 — Pale Gray Bird-dropping Moth

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:
Acer rubrum (?)

Polyphagous (woody plants)


By far the common depressariid on Block Island, accounting for about 75% of individuals recorded 2018–2021 for the family.


Difficult or impossible to distinguish by pattern from the larger A. schlaegeri, which does not occur on Block Island.


  • 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.
  • Duckworth, W.D., 1964. North American Stenomidae (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea). Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 116(3495): 32.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Species Page at BugGuide
  • Zeller. P.C., 1954. Die Depressarien und einige ihne nahe stehende gattungen. Linnaea entomologica : Zeitschrift herausgegeben von dem Entomologischen Vereine in Stettin., 9: 370.