Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Redbud Leaffolder Moth
Fascista cercerisella (Chambers, 1872)


Family: Gelechiidae
Subfamily: Gelechiinae
Identification: Head white; thorax and forewing shiny black. Forewing has three white costal spots (largest near base), and another white spot at anal angle. Hindwing pale gray
Wing Span: 1.3-1.6 cm.
Life History: Larva (Redbud Leaffolder) ties leaves together with silk.
Flight: April-September.
Caterpillar Hosts: Redbud.
Adult Food:
Habitat:
Range: Maryland and Pennsylvania to Florida, west to Kansas, and Texas.
Conservation:
NCGR: Not listed
Management Needs:
Comments: NULL