Calophasia lunula

931771.00 — 10177 — Calophasia lunula (Hufnagel, 1766) — Toadflax Brocade

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:
Linaria spp.



This species feeds on toadflax (Linaria spp.) and other Scrophulariaceae and was intentionally introduced to North America in the 1960s to control the invasive yellow toadflax (Linaria vulgaris). It is uncommon 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.
  • Species Page at BugGuide
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths
  • Cornell Extension