Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Paraplatyptilia fragilis (Walsingham, 1880)


Family: Pterophoridae
Subfamily: Pterophorinae
Identification:
Wing Span: 1.5-2.3 cm
Life History:
Flight:
Caterpillar Hosts: Seed capsules of Penstemon cyananthus(Scrophulariaceae).
Adult Food:
Habitat:
Range: Great Basin, inland montane, and desert ranges of eastern British Columbia to Utah, Nevada, and New Mexico to southern California.
Conservation:
NCGR:
Management Needs:
Comments:
Taxonomy Notes: None.