Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Black-fringed Psilocorsis Moth
Psilocorsis cryptolechiella (Chambers, 1872)

Family: Elachistidae
Subfamily: Depressariinae
Identification: Similar to Psilocorsis quercicella, but forewing is usually paler orange or yellow with several thin, dark gray to brown transverse lines (not blotches). Adterminal line runs only halfway from costa to anal angle. Fringe darker gray or brownish.
Wing Span:
Life History:
Flight: April-September, two broods.
Caterpillar Hosts: Chestnut, locust, northern bayberry. Has been reared on oaks.
Adult Food:
Range: Maine to northern Florida, west to Arkansas and Texas.
Management Needs:
Comments: NULL