Lorita baccharivora

620163.00 — 3802 — Lorita baccharivora Pogue, 1988

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:
Baccharis halimifolia

Baccharis halimifolia


Block Island is the northernmost known locale for this species, a seed feeder of eastern baccharis (Baccharis halimifolia). Likely a junior synonym of Phalonidia elderana, which was described from material supposedly reared from Iva frutescens.


  • 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.
  • Pogue, M.G., 1988. Revision of the genus Lorita Busck (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Cochylini), with a description of a new species. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 90(4): 449.
  • Species Page at BugGuide