Olethreutes auricapitana

620598.00 — 2830 — Olethreutes auricapitana (Walsingham, 1879) — Gold-headed Leafroller
With pupal exuviae
Larva in shelter

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:
Parathelypteris noveboracensis (?)



Known on Block Island from a single specimen reared from New York fern (Parathelypteris noveboracensis) found in the tupelo forest


  • 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. 74.74. (out of print)
  • Heinrich, C., 1926. Revision of the North American moths of the subfamilies Laspeyresiinae and Olethreutinae. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 132: 170. figs. 238 (♀ gen.), 424 (♂ gen.).
  • 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: 33.