Donacaula nitidellus

800717.00 — 5322 — Donacaula nitidellus (Dyar, 1917)

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:
Spartina alterniflora, another?

Spartina alterniflora


This taxon is probably a complex of 2–3 species, with the species occurring on Block Island undescribed. On Block Island, this species is associated with salt water and brackish marshes.


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