Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Epiblema sosana (Kearfott, 1907)


Family: Tortricidae
Subfamily: Olethreutinae
Identification:
Wing Span: 1.5-2.0 cm
Life History:
Flight:
Caterpillar Hosts: Goeden & Ricker (1975) reared them on flatspine bur ragweed (Ambrosia acanthicarpa), and "probable Epiblema sosana" on silver bur ragweed (Ambrosia chamissonis) and weakleaf bur ragweed (Ambrosia confertiflora) in southern California.
Adult Food:
Habitat:
Range: Widespread in the Great Basin, Utah to eastern California, with a pale, almost white, form with pale grey markings in the sand dunes of the Mojave and Colorado Deserts.
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