Hellinsia kellicottii

460112.00 — 6212 — Hellinsia kellicottii (Fish, 1881) — Goldenrod Plume Moth

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:
Solidago spp.



Collection is required for definitive identification of adults, as H. glenni and H. balanotes are extremely similar externally. This species is much less common on Block Island than is H. glenni.


  • 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.
  • Species Page at BugGuide