Larval feeding type: Initially a leaf-miner, then a skeletonizer. It subsequently feeds from within a shelter formed of leaves tied together, hiding within a thick silken web, under which it also pupates.
Larval substrate: Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium* (Blunt-leaved Rabbit-tobacco), Anaphalis margaritacea (Pearly Everlasting), Helichrysum spp.
Phenology: Adult: 6/12 to 10/23 (26 records)
Comment: Two generations. Larvae can be found in June and October
Status in MA (automated assessment): Widespread, fairly common
Status in N. America: Native
MA Endangered Species Act status: None
First Year Reported: 1940
Last Year Reported: 2022
Distribution by County: Berkshire, Worcester, Middlesex, Essex, Norfolk, Bristol, Barnstable, Dukes, Nantucket
Number of Records: 29