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80a0162 – 6007   Vitula edmandsii (Packard, 1866)
             Dried Fruit Moth

David Reed
Distribution: Southeastern Canada and eastern USA.
Type locality (edmandsii): Warwick, MA; Bridport, VT.
Type locality (dentosella): Florida; North Carolina.
Larva and
Host Plants:
Bee nests.
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Nephopteryx edmandsii Packard, 1866
Vitula dentosella Ragonot, 1887
Vitula edmandsae Heinrich, 1956
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Neunzig, H. H., 1990. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 15.3, p. 85; pl. 3.15-18. order or free PDF
  • Packard, A.S., 1866. The humble bees of New England and their parasites; with notices of a new species of Anthophorabia, and a new genus of Proctotrupidae. Proceedings of the Essex Institute (Communications), 4(1864-5): 120.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 26.30m; p. 197. Book Review and ordering
  • Ragonot, E.L., 1887. Diagnoses of North American Phycitidae and Galleriidae. Published by the author, Paris, 1-20 - PDF.
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
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