Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

National Moth Week was July 23-31, 2022! See moth submissions.

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Photos of insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12


Previous events


TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Species Embola powelli - Hodges#2500.1

Heliodinidae - Embola powelli Tiny metallic-shiny moth - Embola powelli Tiny metallic-shiny moth - Embola powelli Heliodinidae? - Embola powelli Embola powelli Aetole? - Embola powelli Aetole? - Embola powelli Aetole? - Embola powelli
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Yponomeutoidea (Ermine Moths and kin)
Family Heliodinidae (Sun Moths)
Genus Embola
Species powelli (Embola powelli - Hodges#2500.1)
Hodges Number
2500.1
Explanation of Names
Author: Hsu, 2002
Size
forewing length 2.8 - 4.8 mm (1)
Identification
Adult - see Hsu's original description online (1)
Range
California and Arizona (Hsu) and New Mexico and Texas (based on BugGuide records)
Food
larval hosts are Mirabilas californica and M. tenuloba. Adults seen necturing on Asteraceae (Encelia, Haplopappus) and Nyctaginaceae ( Boerhavia_coccinea)
Life Cycle
larva enters host plant by boring a hole in the stem, pupation occurs in the stem and adult emerges through a hole bored by the larva (1)
Remarks
Neoheliodines are similar, but have three markings on the inner margin of the forewing not two, and the inner most marking does not form a transverse band across the wing.
Internet References