Moth Caterpillars
Feeding on Sunflowers
(Helianthus spp.)

Moth Species  
Scientific Name Common Name
Autographa precationis Common Looper Moth
Chlorochlamys chloroleuca * Blackberry Looper Moth
Cochylis hospes * ** Banded Sunflower Moth
Dichomeris flavocostella
(syn. Trichotapha flavocostella)
Gelechiid Moth sp.
Eucosma bilineana Tortricid Moth sp.
Eucosma sombreana Tortricid Moth sp.
Eucosma womonana ***
( syn. Pelochrista womonana)
Tortricid Moth sp.
Eupithecia miserulata * Common Pug
Euplexia benesimilis American Angle Shades
Grammia arge Arge Tiger Moth
Homoeosoma electellum * ** Sunflower Moth
Hypercompe scribonia
(syn. Ecpantheria scribonia)
Giant Leopard Moth
Ogdoconta cinereola Common Pinkband
Papaipema cataphracta Burdock Borer Moth
Papaipema maritima Borer Moth sp.
Papaipema necopina Sunflower Borer Moth
Papaipema rigida Rigid Sunflower Borer Moth
Pelochrista scintillana Tortricid Moth sp.
Phragmatobia fuliginosa Ruby Tiger Moth
Plagiomimicus spumosum **
(syn. Stibadium spumosum)
Frothy Moth
Platynota flavedana Variegated Leafroller Moth
Pyrrharctia isabella Isabella Tiger Moth
Sibine stimulea Saddleback Caterpillar Moth
Spilosoma virginica Yellow Bear Moth
Stiria rugifrons Noctuid Moth sp.
Suleima cinerodorsana Tortricid Moth sp.
Suleima helianthana Sunflower Bud Moth

* feeds on flowers, ** bores into seeds, *** feeds on roots,
bores through stems, feeds on buds

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