Desmia maculalis

801263.00 — 5160 — Desmia maculalis Westwood, 1831 — Grape Leafroller

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.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Species Page at BugGuide