Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Psorosina hammondi (Riley, 1872)

Family: Pyralidae
Subfamily: Phycitinae
Identification: Forewings deep glossy dark-purple with two distinct white patches
Wing Span: 0.9-1.5 cm
Life History:
Flight: One to three generations per year, depending on latitude. In the south, "there appears to be a late May-June generation, a late July-August generation, and a late September-October generation"
Caterpillar Hosts: Hawthorn, cultivated apple, pear, crab apple, quince, and beach plum
Adult Food:
Range: Generaly distributed throughout southeastern and south central Canada and eastern and central US.
Management Needs: