|Common name: Banded sunflower moth.
Hodges #: 3830.
Identification: Rfw 6.73 mm, fw straw yellow with outwardly
oblique dark brown fascia with a dark spot and scattered blue scales.
Species of similar color, lack the fascia, those with a dark fascia lack
the straw yellow ground color.
Similar species: None known from ND.
Distribution: southern Canada and United States east of the
Hosts: Larvae bore in heads and seeds of Helianthus spp.–
sunflowers and probably other composites.
ND, Cass Co., north Fargo. 30- VI- 1994, UV lt., coll.