Gold-striped leaftier moth

Machimia tentoriferella

The gold-striped leaftier moth is a moth of the Depressariidae family. It is found in North America from Nova Scotia to North Carolina and Tennessee, west to Mississippi and Iowa, north to Ontario.

The binomial name ''tentoriferella'' refers to Latin ''tentorium'' , this probably is a reference to the rolled or tied leaf enclosure made by the larva. The wingspan is 20–26 mm. Adults fly from September to October depending on the location.

The larvae feed on ''Fraxinus americana'' and ''Fraxinus nigra''. Other recorded food plants include birch, elm, maple, oak, basswood, butternut, cherry, beech, hickory, balsam poplar, chestnut, hazel, apple, lilac and dogwood.
Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderLepidoptera
FamilyDepressariidae
GenusMachimia
SpeciesM. tentoriferella