Suzuki's Promalactis Moth Promalactis suzukiella (Matsumura, 1931)Non-native  Synonyms: Hodges #1047.1.

Status:

Introduced moth from northeastern Asia that is now established on the eastern seaboard and is spreading west at least to Indiana. The documented range of this species in Maryland has rapidly expanded in recent years.

Description:

Small orange and white micro-moth. Superficially resembles Orange-banded Epicallima Moth but close inspection of either species can easily determine correct identification.

Where to find:

Comes into light.

Relationships:

Known host plants in the United States include Chokecherry and Oaks (Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington).

There are 107 records in the project database.

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A Suzuki's Promalactis Moth in Baltimore Co., Maryland (6/10/2019). Verified by Roger Downer/BAMONA. Photo by Emily Stanley. (MBP list)

A Suzuki's Promalactis Moth in Harford Co., Maryland (8/28/2014). Photo by Mike Burchett. (MBP list)

A Suzuki's Promalactis Moth in Prince George's Co., Maryland (6/11/2016). Photo by Barbara Thurlow. (MBP list)

A Suzuki's Promalactis Moth in Pasadena, Maryland (6/1/2013). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Suzuki's Promalactis Moth in Frederick Co., Maryland (5/31/2016). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Suzuki's Promalactis Moth in Belle Haven, Virginia (9/6/2008). This moth is probably imported from Japan. According to the Bugguide website, "Apparently a determination is still being made to see if these moths match their Asian counterparts." Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)

A Suzuki's Promalactis Moth in Frederick Co., Maryland (9/21/2016). Verified by Roger Downer/BAMONA. Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Suzuki's Promalactis Moth in Cecil Co., Maryland (6/14/2017). Photo by Shannon Schade. (MBP list)

A Suzuki's Promalactis Moth in Frederick Co., Maryland (8/27/2015). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Suzuki's Promalactis Moth in Prince George's Co., Maryland (8/28/2014). Photo by Jesse Christopherson. (MBP list)

A Suzuki's Promalactis Moth in Harford Co., Maryland (7/9/2014). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

A Suzuki's Promalactis Moth in Howard Co., Maryland (6/3/2011). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A Suzuki's Promalactis Moth in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (8/1/2016). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

A Suzuki's Promalactis Moth in Frederick Co., Maryland (8/31/2015). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Suzuki's Promalactis Moth in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/6/2015). Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)

A Suzuki's Promalactis Moth in Prince George's Co., Maryland (7/31/2016). Verified by Roger Downer/BAMONA. Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)

A Suzuki's Promalactis Moth in Cecil Co., Maryland (8/22/2014). Photo by Shannon Schade. (MBP list)

A Suzuki's Promalactis Moth in Calvert Co., Maryland (8/4/2006). Photo by Arlene Ripley. (MBP list)

A Suzuki's Promalactis Moth in Frederick Co., Maryland (8/30/2016). Verified by Roger Downer/BAMONA. Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

Suzuki's Promalactis Moth in Frederick Co., Maryland (9/3/2016). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Suzuki's Promalactis Moth in Prince George's Co., Maryland (8/16/2016). Photo by Rod Burley. (MBP list)

A Suzuki's Promalactis Moth in Harford Co., Maryland (7/10/2017). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

A Suzuki's Promalactis Moth and Yellow Wave Moth in Harford Co., Maryland (7/10/2017). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

A Suzuki's Promalactis Moth in Howard Co., Maryland (6/6/2017). Photo by Anthony VanSchoor. (MBP list)


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