Moths of North Dakota

Tortricidae: Tortricinae: Cochylini

Cochylis hospes (Walsingham 1884)

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 Rockies.

Hosts: Larvae bore in heads and seeds of Helianthus spp. sunflowers and probably other composites.


moth image

ND, Cass Co., north Fargo. 30- VI- 1994, UV lt., coll. G. Fauske.


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Last updated: 03/27/02

Gerald M. Fauske
Research Specialist
202 Hultz Hall
Fargo, ND 58105

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