Platyptilia carduidactylus

460005.00 — 6109 — Platyptilia carduidactylus (Riley, 1869) — Artichoke Plume Moth

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:

Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus (artichoke)


  • 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.
  • Matthews, D.L. & C.V. Covell, 2021. Common Names Of North American Plume Moths (Lepidoptera: Pterophoridae). Southern Lepidopterists' News, 43(2): 123-148.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 12.23f; p. 119. Book Review and ordering
  • Riley, C.V., 1869. First annual report on the noxious, beneficial and other insects, of the state of Missouri., 1: 180.
  • Species Page at BugGuide