Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

Dyseriocrania griseocapitella (Walsingham, 1898)

Family: Eriocraniidae
Identification: Head and thorax have mixed white and grayish brown hair scales. Forewing metallic brown mixed with iridescent blue and purple scales (visible under magnification). Hindwing gray.
Wing Span: 0.9-1.3 cm.
Life History:
Flight: April-May.
Caterpillar Hosts: Leaves of chestnut, chinquapin, and oaks.
Adult Food:
Range: Nova Scotia to Florida, west to Illinois and Mississippi.
NCGR: not listed
Management Needs:
Comments: NULL
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