Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1346408

Redbud Leaffolder Moth
Fascista cercerisella

Observation date: October 10, 2022
Submitted by: Dianna Barnes
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Warm sunny day. I saw several redbud saplings with leaves folded over and many leaves that were skeletonized. The folded portion of the leaves were often secured with thin white threads. When I opened one there was no caterpillar so I tried one more and found a few under one fold. They wiggled and quickly jumped out. The picture shows the only one I could find.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: October 13, 2022
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Virginia, Winchester