Melitara prodenialis

800590.00 — 5970 — Melitara prodenialis Walker, 1863 — Eastern Pricklypear Borer

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:

Cactaceae, Agavaceae


  • 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)
  • Neunzig, H. H., 1997. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 15.4: p. 51; pl. 3.8-10. order or free PDF
  • Species Page at BugGuide