Datana drexelii

930035.00 — 7904 — Datana drexelii Edwards, 1884 — Drexel’s Datana

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:
Vaccinium spp.



Extremely similar to D. ministra. The relative abundances and local distributions of these two species on Block Island are currently unclear due to identification difficulty.


  • 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)
  • Miller, J.S., D.L. Wagner, P.A. Opler & J.D. Lafontaine, 2018. Drepanoidea, Doidae; Noctuoidea, Notodontidae (Part): Pygaerinae, Notodontinae, Cerurinae, Phalerinae, Periergosinae, Dudusinae, Hemiceratinae. The Moths of America north of Mexico, Fascicle 22.1A: 144; pl. A-5, figs. 13-17 (order).
  • Species Page at BugGuide