Psorosina hammondi

800330.00 — 5931 — Psorosina hammondi (Riley, 1872) — Appleleaf Skeletonizer

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:
Prunus maritima



Strongly associated with coastal habitats on Block Island, suggesting the island's population relies on beach plum (Prunus maritima), a known host of the species found in dune habitats.

Sex Differences

Male with modified antennal base.


  • 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.
  • Neunzig, H. H., 2003. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 15.5, p. 72; pl. 3.8. order or free PDF
  • Species Page at BugGuide