|Common name: Sweet clover root borer.
Hodges #: 1615.
Identification: 6.95 mm, fw veins CuA1 and CuA2 arising
separately from discal cell and directed to outer margin at origin,
proboscis with scales, tibial epiphysis nearly as large as tibia, hw
Similar species: none in North Dakota.
Distribution: southern Canada south to Florida and Texas.
Hosts: larvae are stem borers in Melilotis– sweetclover,
Lupinus– lupines, other Fabaceae, and also Cirsium vulgare
(Savi.) Ten.– Bull thistle.
MN, Polk Co., Agassiz Dunes SNA. 11- VI- 1998, Hg/UV
lt., coll. G. Fauske