Macrochilo orciferalis

930511.00 — 8360 — Macrochilo orciferalis (Walker, 1859) — Bronzy Macrochilo

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:

Poaceae, Cyperaceae


This highly variable species appears to be restricted on Block Island largely to dune habitats. Refer to this collage of live photographs of 20 individuals (all but two or three male) from Block Island to see the range of maculation exhibited in the island's population.


  • 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.
  • Species Page at BugGuide