Morbid Owlet Moth Chytolita morbidalis GuenĂ©e, 1854  Synonyms: Chytolita petrealis, Hodges #8355, Hodges #8356 (obsolete), Stone-winged Owlet.

Status:

Maryland Biodiversity Project follows BugGuide and Crabo et al (2013) in treating Stone-winged Owlet Moth (Chytolita petrealis) as synonymous with Morbid Owlet Moth.

Relationships:

Larvae feed on dead leaves of deciduous trees (BugGuide).

There are 201 records in the project database.

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A Morbid Owlet Moth in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/28/2015). Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)

A Morbid Owlet Moth in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/8/2016). Determined by Roger Downer/BAMONA. Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Morbid Owlet Moth in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/22/2017). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Morbid Owlet Moth in Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/19/2015). Verified by Marcia Morris/BugGuide. Photo by Emily Stanley. (MBP list)

A Morbid Owlet Moth in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/3/2015). Verified by Roger Downer/BAMONA. Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)

A Morbid Owlet Moth in Washington Co., Maryland (6/7/2015). Verified by Roger Downer/BAMONA. Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Morbid Owlet in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/17/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Morbid Owlet Moth in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/8/2018). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Morbid Owlet Moth in Cecil Co., Maryland (7/21/2015). Verified by Roger Downer/BAMONA. Photo by Shannon Schade. (MBP list)

A Morbid Owlet Moth in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/17/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Morbid Owlet Moth in Cecil Co., Maryland (5/25/2015). Verified by Roger Downer/BAMONA. Photo by Shannon Schade. (MBP list)

A Morbid Owlet Moth in Preston Co., West Virginia (6/14/2008). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Morbid Owlet Moth in Howard Co., Maryland (5/21/2013). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

A Morbid Owlet Moth in Dorchester Co., Maryland (5/15/2015). Photo by Jonathan Willey. (MBP list)

A Morbid Owlet Moth in Talbot Co., Maryland (5/16/2015). Verified by A. Hendrickson/BugGuide. Photo by Judy Gallagher. (MBP list)

A Morbid Owlet Moth in Baltimore City, Maryland (6/4/2007). Determined by Jason D. Roberts/BugGuide. Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

A Morbid Owlet Moth in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/12/2016). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Morbid Owlet Moth in Calvert Co., Maryland (5/11/2019). Photo by Ben Springer. (MBP list)

A Morbid Owlet Moth in Harford Co., Maryland (6/5/2017). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

A Morbid Owlet Moth in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/30/2018). Photo by Hunter Cheuvront. (MBP list)

A Morbid Owlet Moth in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/24/2018). Photo by Mark Eanes. (MBP list)

A Morbid Owlet Moth in Calvert Co., Maryland (5/19/2006). Photo by Arlene Ripley. (MBP list)

A Morbid Owlet Moth in Howard Co., Maryland (6/6/2003). Note the tufts on the antennae. Photo by Larry Line. (MBP list)


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