Donacaula aquilellus

800713.00 — 5317 — Donacaula aquilellus (Clemens, 1860)

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:
Spartina alterniflora

Spartina alterniflora


This species has been reared from saltmarsh cordgrass (Spartina alternifolia) (Ferguson, 1975) and is probably found exclusively in salt marshes across its range.


Refer to my guide to and comments on the genus on BugGuide.


  • 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.
  • Martinez, E.L., 2010. A revision of the New World species of Donacaula Meyrick and a phylogenetic analysis of related Schoenobiinae (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). Mississippi State University, 1-234.
  • Species Page at BugGuide
  • Ferguson, D.C., 1975. Host Records for Lepidoptera reared in Eastern North America. Technical Bulletin No. 1521. Agricultural Research Service. United States Department of Agriculture, Washington D.C. 49 pp. (p. 30)