Orthonama obstipata

910258.00 — 7414 — Orthonama obstipata (Fabricius, 1794) — The Gem

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:



This strongly sexually dimorphic species is common and widespread on Block Island.


  • 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)
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 33.4f; p. 227. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide