Moth Caterpillars Feeding on
Smartweeds (Persicaria spp.)

Moth Species
Scientific Name Common Name
Acronicta oblinita Smartweed Caterpillar
Dypterygia rozamani American Bird's Wing
Epiblema otiosana* ** Bidens Borer Moth
Haematopis grataria Chickweed Geometer
Homophoberia apicosa Smartweed Halfling
Maliattha synochitis
(syn. Lithacodia synochitis)
Black-Dotted Maliattha
Orthonama centrostrigaria Bent-Lined Carpet
Orthonama obstipata The Gem
Ostrinia obumbratalis* Smartweed Borer Moth
Pseudeustrotia carneola
(syn. Lithacodia carneola)
Pink-Barred Midget
Xanthorhoe ferrugata Red Twin-Spot
Xanthotype sospeta Crocus Geometer

*Larvae bore through stems.
**Larvae may overwinter in stems of smartrweeds,
rather than feeding on them.

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