Moth Caterpillars
Feeding on Sunflowers
(Helianthus spp.)

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

*larvae feed on flowers, **larvae bore through stems
larvae feed on seeds, larvae bore into roots

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