Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Root Collar Borer
Euzophera ostricolorella (Hulst, 1890)


Family: Pyralidae
Subfamily: Phycitinae
Identification: Forewing long and narrow; maroon, with gray median area defined by paler gray am. and pm. lines. Hindwing shiny grayish.
Wing Span: 3.4-4.1 cm.
Life History:
Flight: May-early November.
Caterpillar Hosts: Tulip-tree.
Adult Food:
Habitat:
Range: New York to Florida, west to Kentucky and Mississippi.
Conservation:
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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.