Moth Caterpillars Feeding
on Asters (Symphyotrichum spp.)

Moth Species  
Scientific Name Common Name
Allagrapha aerea Unspotted Looper Moth
Carmenta corni ** Aster Borer Moth
Chlorochlamys chloroleuca * Blackberry Looper Moth
Condica videns White-Dotted Groundling
Ctenoplusia oxygramma Sharp-Stigma Looper Moth
Cucullia asterioides * The Asteroid
Cucullia convexipennis * Brown-Hooded Owlet
Eucosma robinsonana Tortricid Moth sp.
Eupithecia miserulata * Common Pug
Euplexia benesimilis American Angle Shades
Eupsilia devia Lost Sallow
Eusarca confusaria Confused Eusarca
Feltia jaculifera Dingy Cutworm Moth
Heliothis phloxiphagus * Spotted Straw
Leuconycta diphteroides Green Leuconycta
Melanchra assimilis * Black Arches
Palthis angulalis * Dark-Spotted Palthis
Papaipema cataphracta ** Burdock Borer Moth
Papaipema impecuniosa ** Impecunious Borer Moth
Phaneta essexana ** Tortricid Moth sp.
Phaneta parmatana * Tortricid Moth sp.
Phaneta tomonana * Tortricid Moth sp.
Pleuroprucha insularia * Common Tan Wave
Pseudorthodes vecors Small Brown Quaker
Pyrrharctia isabella Isabella Tiger Moth
Schinia arcigera * Arcigera Flower Moth
Schinia nundina * Goldenrod Flower Moth
Schinia septentrionalis * Northern Flower Moth
Scopula inductata Soft-Lined Wave
Sibine stimulea Saddleback Caterpillar
Sonia canadana Tortricid Moth sp.
Sparganothis recticulatana Tortricid Moth sp.
Sutyna privata Noctuid Moth sp.
Synchlora aerata * Wavy-Lined Emerald
Tornos scolopacinarius Dimorphic Gray
Trichordestra legitima * Striped Garden Caterpillar
Xestia badinodis Pale-Banded Dart

* feeds on flowerheads or seeds, ** bores through stems,
bores through rootstalks, also feeds on leaves

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