Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Goldcap Moss-eater Moth
Epimartyria auricrinella (Walsingham, 1898)


Family: Micropterigidae
Subfamily:
Identification: Forewing without spots and dark fuscous with a copper or purple sheen. The only species of the three without yellow spots.
Wing Span: 0.8-1.2 cm
Life History:
Flight:
Caterpillar Hosts: Bazzania trilobata (liverwort)
Adult Food:
Habitat: Heavily shaded mesic areas
Range: Ontario to Nova Scotia and south to Tennessee and Georgia.
Conservation:
NCGR:
Management Needs:
Comments:
Taxonomy Notes: None.