Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

Purple Carrot-seed Moth
Depressaria depressana (Fabricius, 1775)

Family: Elachistidae
Subfamily: Depressariinae
Wing Span: 0.14-0.2 cm
Life History:
Flight: May through December
Caterpillar Hosts: Daucus carota, Pimpinella, Pastinaca, Seseli and Peucedanum
Adult Food:
Range: Recently introduced to northeastern North America. Occurs in most of Europe, Asia and northern Africa.
Management Needs:
Taxonomy Notes: None.
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