Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Mellilla xanthometata Walker, 1862)
The only species in this genus in North America.
Most of eastern North America.
Moth Photographers Group
- large range map with some collection dates.
Most records are from March through October.
Two broods with one in early spring (March) and another in late June.(1)
Covell's Guide (2)
gives "locust trees" as the larval foodplant but doesn't specify whether that means Gleditsia
species or Robinia
species - or both
states that larvae feed on Honeylocust
Adults are active day and night. (2)
Type specimen was collected in Buffalo, New York.
Ferguson, D.C., 2008. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 17.2
. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation. p. 64; pl. 1, figs. 46-50. (1)
plus common name reference, dates, and larval foodplant (Larry Line, Maryland)
common name reference
plus foodplant and flight season (Ohio State U.)
presence and status in Ontario; list
(NHIC; Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources)
presence in New York; list
(Timothy McCabe, Olive Natural Heritage Society)
plus type specimen location, synonyms, references (Brian Pitkin, Butterflies and Moths of the World)