Moths with Caterpillars
Feeding on Various Parts
of Thistles (Cirsium spp.)

Moth Species
Scientific Name Common Name
Autographa precationis Common Looper Moth
Dicymolomia julianalis* Julia's Dicymolomia Moth
Grammia parthenice Parthenice Tiger Moth
Papaipema arctivorens** Northern Burdock Borer Moth
Phlogophora iris Olive Angle Shades
Platyptilia carduidactyla* Artichoke Plume Moth
Pyrausta subsequalis Thistle Snout Moth
Scythris eboracensis* Scythridid Moth sp.
Tebenna carduiella*** Choreutid Moth sp.

*larvae feed on flowerheads, **larvae bore through roots,
***larvae bore through stems

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