Dinumma deponens

930611.10 — 8554.5 — Dinumma deponens Walker, 1858

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:
stray; does not breed locally

Albizia julibrissin


The first US record of this recently introduced species is from 2012 in GA. Block Island provided the first record of this species in New England, a specimen collected at the Grindley property 12 August 2019 that presumably flew from Long Island. The host plant of this moth is the invasive Persian silk tree (Albizia julibrissin), which is not found on Block Island but does occur on Long Island.


  • Species Page at Moth Photographers Group
  • Adams, J.K., P. Van Zandt, T. Neal, 2013. Dinumma deponens, Walker 1858 (Erebidae) is here to stay. News of the Lepidopterists' Society, 55(4): 176-177.
  • 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)
  • Lafontaine J.D. & B.C. Schmidt, 2013. Additions and corrections to the check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico. ZooKeys, 264: 227-236.
  • Species Page at BugGuide
  • Walker, F., 1857. Noctuidae. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum, 15: 1806.