Desmia funeralis

801262.00 — 5159 — Desmia funeralis (Hübner, 1796) — Grape Leaffolder

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:
Parthenocissus quinquefolia, Vitis aestivalis


Sex Differences

Male with notch in the antenna; in female, the white spot on the hindwing is pinched in the middle and rarely divided in two.


  • 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.
  • Factsheet at Florida Featured Creatures.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 23.35f; p. 179. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide