Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Solidago Eucosma
Eucosma cataclystiana (Walker, 1863)

Family: Tortricidae
Subfamily: Olethreutinae
Identification: Forewing mostly orangish-brown with short pale oblique streaks along costa, and pale whitish T or Y shape projecting from outer margin into subterminal area near anal angle; hindwing pale gray.
Wing Span: About 1.6 cm
Life History:
Flight: Adults have been recorded from early June to late September on Block Island, RI, possibly with a single extended flight peaking in August with highly asynchronous emergences.
Caterpillar Hosts: Larvae feed on goldenrod (Solidago spp.)
Adult Food:
Range: New Brunswick to Florida, west to New Mexico, north to Illinois and Ontario.
Management Needs:
Comments: NULL
Taxonomy Notes: Now Pelochrista cataclystiana: Formerly placed in the genus Eucosma, Gilligan et al. (2013), Zootaxa, 3746(2): 301-337.