Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Maple leafcutter moth
Paraclemensia acerifoliella (Fitch)

Family: Incurvariidae
Subfamily: Incurvariinae
Identification: Head orange; antennae black. Forewing dark metallic blue to greenish blue with no markings. Hind wing gray.
Wing Span: 9 - 12 mm
Life History:
Flight: April - June
Caterpillar Hosts: Beeches, birches, huckleberries, maples and oaks
Adult Food:
Range: Nfld. to N.C., west to Ont., Mich. and Ky. (incomplete)
NCGR: GNR - Not yet ranked
Management Needs:
Comments: NULL