Dyspteris abortivaria

910489.00 — 7648 — Dyspteris abortivaria (Herrich-Schäffer, [1855]) — The Bad-Wing

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:

Vitaceae, Prunus

Sex Differences

Antennae bipectinate in basal half in male and filiform in female.


  • 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)
  • Species Page at BugGuide