Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Sweetgum Leafroller Moth
Sciota uvinella (Ragonot, 1887)

Family: Pyralidae
Subfamily: Phycitinae
Identification: Forewing a mix of pale gray, dull reddish-brown, and dark gray to blackish bands; double dark discal spot in median area; terminal line a series of dark dashes; fringe pale gray; hindwing light brownish-gray with pale gray fringe
Wing Span:
Life History:
Flight: April to September
Caterpillar Hosts: Sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua)
Adult Food:
Range: eastern United States: New Jersey to Florida, west to Texas and at least Kentucky
Management Needs:
Taxonomy Notes: None.