Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Red-streaked Mompha
Mompha eloisella (Clemens, 1860)

Family: Momphidae
Identification: Similar to Mompha circumscriptella, but larger. Look for one basal and two am. Black dots on forewing. Yellowish brown V-shaped lines fill st. and terminal areas, parallelling pointed apex and blackish point formed by fringe. Hindwing gray with broad fringe.
Wing Span: 0.8-1.5 cm.
Life History:
Flight: May-August.
Caterpillar Hosts: Stems of evening-primroses.
Adult Food:
Range: Common throughout eastern North America.
NCGR: Not listed
Management Needs:
Comments: NULL
Alternate Scientific Names:
Mompha eliosella