Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

Adelphia petrella (Zeller, 1846)

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