Olethreutes sericoranum

620578.00 — 2810 — Olethreutes sericoranum (Walsingham, 1879)

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:
Myrica pensylvanica



Reared from bayberry on Block Island. Olethreutes myricana Kearfott, 1910 is currently treated as a synonym of O. sericoranum but may deserve species status, in which case the former name applies to the population 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.
  • Gilligan, Wright & Gibson, 2008. Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States: p. 70.61. (out of print)
  • Species Page at BugGuide
  • Walsingham, L.T.d.G., 1879. North-American Torticidae. Illustrations of typical specimens Lepidopters: Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum, 4: 36.