(Grote & Robinson, 1868)
Larval feeding type: Larva feeds from a case similar in construction to that of P. casta, but longer (15-20 mm) and the pieces of grass do not splay outwards or extend beyond the end of the case.
Larval substrate: Grasses and herbaceous plants, incl. Castanea dentata (American Chestnut), Ligustrum (Privet), Malus (Apple), Prunus (Cherry), Quercus (Oak)
Phenology: Adult: 5/31 to 7/10 (10 records)
Comment: A few old records from meadow habitats.
Status in MA (automated assessment): Restricted distribution, rare
Status in N. America: Native
MA Endangered Species Act status: None
First Year Reported: 1880
Last Year Reported: 1964
Distribution by County: Middlesex, Essex, Suffolk, Dukes
Number of Records: 20