Lioptilodes albistriolatus

460054.00 — 6120 — Lioptilodes albistriolatus (Zeller, 1877) — Mousy Plume Moth

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:

Asteraceae: Symphiotrichum, Baccharis, Solidago, more


Block Island is the northernmost known locality for this species along the East Coast, though the species has been found in southern ON. It flies in the fall in the northern parts of its range.


  • 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.
  • Gielis, C., 2006. Review of the Neotropical species of the family Pterophoridae, part I: Ochyroticinae, Deuterocopinae, Pterophorinae (Platyptiliini, Exelastini, Oxyptilini) (Lepidoptera). Zoologische Mededelingen, 80-2 (1): 1-290.
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  • Species Page at BugGuide
  • Zeller, P.C., 1877. Exotische Microlepidoptera. Horae Societatis Entomologicae Rossicae, 13: 469.