Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

Happy Pollinator Week: June 21-27, 2021! Butterflies and moths are pollinators of many flowering plants.

Did you know? The Hummingbird Clearwing (Hemaris thysbe) hovers in flight and uses its long tongue to sip nectar from flowers.

Sarata caudellella (Dyar, 1904)

Family: Pyralidae
Subfamily: Phycitinae
Wing Span: 2.5-3.0 cm (male), 1.95-2.1 cm (female)
Life History:
Flight: Mostly April and May with a few recorded from March and June.
Caterpillar Hosts: Unknown
Adult Food:
Habitat: Associated with plant communities characterized by mosses and calciphilous, herbaceous plants that grow on shallow alkaline soils.
Range: Quebec to Alberta in Canada and from Colorado to Washington in the United States.
Management Needs: