Epiblema desertana

621085.00 — 3190 — Epiblema desertana (Zeller, 1875)

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:
Solidago spp.



This species is treated jointly in analyses of phenology and local distribution with the similar E. discretivana, as I was not aware the latter occurred on Block Island until this year and did not attempt to distinguish the two. E. discretivana is known on Block Island from a single specimen but easily confused for E. desertana. Future surveying will determine how common this species is on Block Island relative to E. desertana.


  • 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. 124.187. (out of print)
  • Species Page at BugGuide