Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:
Parathelypteris noveboracensis

Parathelypteris noveboracensis


This species co-occurs with Stathmopoda elyella in the tupelo and beech forest southeast of the airport, where it has been reared from New York fern (Parathelypteris noveboracensis). The different host plant and radically differing phenology of this population from that of Canadian populations of S. aenea suggests the Block Island population may belong to an undescribed species.