Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Yellow Nutsedge Moth
Diploschizia impigritella (Clemens, 1863)

Identification: A tiny moth - forewing black to dark reddish-brown with five white crescents along costal margin, and large crescent at mid-point of inner margin; hindwing dark gray with long hair-like fringe scales; lacks vein M3
Wing Span: 0.7-0.9 cm
Life History:
Caterpillar Hosts: larvae bore in stems and leaf sheaths of Yellow Nutsedge (Cyperus esculentus), also known as Chufa, Flatsedge and Yellow Nutgrass
Adult Food:
Habitat: wet grasslands and marshes where foodplant grows
Range: Newfoundland to Florida, west to Texas and North Dakota; also occurs in California
Management Needs: