Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Adelphia petrella (Zeller, 1846)


Family: Pyralidae
Subfamily: Phycitinae
Identification:
Wing Span: 1.8-2.3 cm
Life History:
Flight:
Caterpillar Hosts: Cassia aspera, Cassia deeringiana, Cassia fasciculata, Cassia nictitans, Lespedeza repens , and Schrankia microphylla all Fabaceae.
Adult Food:
Habitat:
Range: Southeastern US (west to central Texas) Occasionally as far north as New Jersey, and Iowa.
Conservation:
NCGR:
Management Needs:
Comments:
Taxonomy Notes: None.