Moth Caterpillars Feeding
on Sunflowers (Helianthus spp.)

Moth Species
Scientific Name Common Name
Autographa precationis Common Looper
Chlorochlamys chloroleuca* Blackberry Looper
Cochylis hospes
(syn. Phtheochroa hospes)
Banded Sunflower Moth
Dichomeris flavocostella
(syn. Trichotaphe flavocostella)
Cream-Bordered Dichomeris
Eucosma sombreana Tortricid Moth sp.
Eucosma bilineana Tortricid Moth sp.
Eupitheica miserulata* Common Pug
Euplexia benesimilis American Angle Shades
Grammia arge Arge Tiger Moth
Homoeosoma ellectellum* ** Sunflower Moth
Hypercompe scribonia
(syn. Ecpantheria scribonia)
Giant Leopard Moth
Ogdoconta cinereola Common Pinkband
Papaipema cataphracta Burdock Borer Moth
Papaipema maritima Maritime Sunflower Borer
(also Giant Sunflower Borer)
Papaipema necopina Sunflower Borer Moth
Papaipema rigida Rigid Sunflower Borer Moth
Pelochrista scintillana Tortricid Moth sp.
Pelochrista womonana Tortricid Moth sp.
Phragmatobia fuliginosa Ruby Tiger Moth
Platynota flavedana Variegated Leafroller
Pyrrarctia isabella Isabella Tiger Moth
Spilosoma virginica Yellow Bear Moth
Stibadium spumosum** Frothy Moth
Stiria rugifrons Yellow Sunflower Moth
Suleima cinerodorsana Tortricid Moth sp.

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

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