Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ellabella bayensis Heppner, 1984
Forewing length: 8.2-11.0 mm
California but possibly as far north as Josephine Co, Oregon based on host plant distribution, see Print References below.
Flight period: January-March
Mahonia pinnata (California barberry)
is larger and has a lighter flight.
(Walsingham) has narrower ante- and postmedian lines on the forewings. (1)
Heppner, 1984. Revision of the Oriental and Nearctic genus Ellabella (Lepidoptera: Copromorphidae). Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera.
23 (1): 59