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

Upcoming Events

Information, insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, 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

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa


Species Epiblema discretivana - Epiblema Species Group - Hodges#3188

3188 – Epiblema Species Group - Epiblema discretivana
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Tortricoidea (Tortricid Moths)
Family Tortricidae (Tortricid Moths)
Subfamily Olethreutinae
Tribe Eucosmini
Genus Epiblema
Species discretivana ( Epiblema Species Group - Hodges#3188)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Epiblema discretivana (Heinrich, 1921)
Eucosma discretivana Heinrich, 1921 (1)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin discretivus meaning "marking distinction or separation."
There are 41 species of the genus Epiblema in America north of Mexico. (2)
Heinrich (1921) and Heinrich (1923) reported a wingspan of 13-16 mm. (1), (3)
Heinrich (1921) reported the range to include Florida to Texas. (4)
Moth Photographers Group expands the range northward along the Atlantic coastal region to Maine. (2)
Holotype ♂, Sheldon, Harris County, Texas. [near Houston], collected 10-IV-1919 by A.C. Johnson, USNM. (5), (1)
The adults appear to be most common in the months of May to August. (2)
Heppner (2003) reported January to May; July in Florida. (4)
Heinrich (1921) reported the holotype was reared on "wild myrtle". (1)
Heppner (2003) reported two host plants as follows. (4)
Baccharis halimifolia (Compositae) [eastern baccharis].
? Myrica cerifera (Myricaceae) [wax myrtle].
Print References
Heinrich, C., 1921. Some Lepidoptera likely to be confused with the pink bollworm. Journal of Agricultural Research, 20: 823. (1)
Heinrich, C., 1923. Revision of the North American moths of the subfamily Eucosminae of the family Olethreutidae. United States National Museum Bulletin, 123: 147. (3)
Works Cited
1.Some Lepidoptera Likely To Be Confused with the Pink Bollworm
Heinrich, Carl. 1921. Journal of Agricultural Research. v. 20, no. 10, pp. 820-821.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.Revision of the North American moths of the subfamily Eucosminae of the family Olethreutidae
Carl Heinrich. 1923. United States National Museum Bulletin 123: 1-298.
4.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.
5.World Catalogue of Insects, Vol. 5: Tortricidae (Lepidoptera)
John Wesley Brown, Joaquin Baixeras. 2005. Apollo Books.
6.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems