Eucosma parmatana

620832.00 — 2937 — Eucosma parmatana (Clemens, 1860) — Variable Eucosma

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:

Aster s. l.


DNA barcodes indicate this is a complex of several similar and variable species. There appear to be multiple species on Block Island based on external appearances, but the specimens collected have not been barcoded yet. All the specimens shown here were among numerous very similar individuals found in a single night and are surely all the same species.


  • 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, T.M. & D.J. Wright, 2013. Revised world catalogue of Eucopina, Eucosma, Pelochrista, and Phaneta (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Eucosmini). Zootaxa, 3746(2): 301-337.
  • Gilligan, Wright & Gibson, 2008. Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States: p. 96.117. (out of print)
  • Miller, W.E., 1983. Genus Phaneta: new synonymies and a new species (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 76(1): 98-103.
  • Species Page at BugGuide
  • Wright D.J. & T.M. Gilligan, 2015. Eucosma Hübner of the contiguous United States and Canada (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Eucosmini). The Moths of America north of Mexico, Fascicle 9.4: 1-256, order.