Epiblema discretivana

621083.00 — 3188 — Epiblema discretivana (Heinrich, 1921)

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:
Baccharis halimifolia

Baccharis halimifolia


Known on Block Island from two specimens but easily confused for E. desertana. These species are treated jointly in analyses of phenology and local distribution, as I was not aware this species occurred on Block Island until this year and did not attempt to distinguish the two. Future surveying will determine how common this species is on Block Island relative to E. desertana. This species may turn out to be common where the host plant, eastern baccharis (Baccharis halimifolia) occurs 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.
  • Heinrich, C., 1921. Some Lepidoptera likely to be confused with the Pink Bollworm. Journal of agricultural research, 20(11): 828, pl. 99, fig. B (gen. - ).
  • Species Page at BugGuide