Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Epicallima argenticinctella (Clemens, 1860)


Family: Oecophoridae
Subfamily: Oecophorinae
Identification: Each antenna ringed with black and white scales. Forewing orange, including fringe; lines white, edged with black. Note white reniform spot at costa. Brown basal patch, rounded patch along inner margin near anal angle, and mixed brown and white shade in st. area. Hindwing gray.
Wing Span: 1.1-1.2 cm.
Life History:
Flight: May-early September. As early as March in Texas.
Caterpillar Hosts: Larva has been reared on corn plants; found under bark of elm trees in the wild.
Adult Food:
Habitat:
Range: Nova Scotia to South Carolina, west to Kansas and Texas.
Conservation:
NCGR:
Management Needs:
Comments: NULL
Alternate Scientific Names:
Callima argenticinctella

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Butterflies and moths are accidental pollinators of many flowering plants. While most species do not have special structures to carry pollen, they do brush against pollen and transfer it to other flowers.

Did you know? The Eastern Tailed-Blue (Cupido comyntas) flies close to the ground and uses its short proboscis to probe flowers of wild strawberry, white sweet clover, and other low-lying plants.