Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Elachista maculoscella (Clemens, 1860)

Family: Elachistidae
Subfamily: Elachistinae
Identification: The forewings are dark bronzy brown with silvery white or faintly golden tinged markings. There is a silvery patch at the base of the wing, as well as a silvery fascia before the middle and a triangular silvery spot at the tornus. The hindwings are brownish grey, faintly bronzy.
Wing Span: 0.65-0.7 cm
Life History:
Flight: July
Caterpillar Hosts:
Adult Food:
Range: North America, where it has been recorded from Manitoba, Ontario, Massachusetts, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Management Needs:
There are no sightings for this species.