Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Hellinsia balanotes (Meyrick, 1908)


Family: Pterophoridae
Subfamily: Pterophorinae
Identification:
Wing Span: 3.2-4.5 cm. (1.25-1.75 inches)
Life History:
Flight:
Caterpillar Hosts: Groundsel Bush (Baccharis halimifolia), Great-Plains Falsewillow (Baccharis neglecta), Saltwater Falsewillow (Baccharis angustifolia).
Adult Food:
Habitat:
Range: Southern United States to northern Mexico.
Conservation:
NCGR:
Management Needs:
Comments: created with content from Anthony W. Thomas, March 2011