Concealer Moth – Eido trimaculella

Concealer Moth – Eido trimaculella
Family Oecophoridae
spans 42 species in 23 genera. [1]
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Live adult moths photographed at Marienville, Pennsylvania. Size = 7mm
Concealer moth
Concealer moths are so called after their caterpillars' habit of feeding concealed within a web or hidden inside rolled or tied foliage. Some species feed on wide varieties of deciduous trees, others scavenge on animal carcasses. [1]

Concealer Moth


  1., Concealer Moths
Order Lepidoptera: Moths. Unlike the butterflies, moths are usually nocturnal. Many moths and their caterpillars are major agricultural pests in large parts of the world. Moths in the family Tineidae are commonly regarded as pests because their larvae eat fabrics, clothes and blankets made from natural fibers such as wool or silk. Moths in the genus Farinalis feed on stored grain, flour, corn meal and other milled grain products.
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