Moths of North Dakota

Tortricidae: Tortricinae: Cochylini

Cochylis arthuri Dang 1984

Common name: listed here as ‘Arthur’s sunflower moth’

Hodges #: ‘listed here as 3830.1.’

Identification: Rfw 6.12 mm, fw brownish white with an outwardly oblique dark fascia, fw without broken silver striae of some other pale species.

Similar species: none known from ND.

Distribution: Manitoba, Saskatchewan and North Dakota.

Hosts: Larvae feed within heads and on seeds of Helianthus annuus L.– Common sunflower.

Note: This species is relatively recently discovered, 1984.



moth image

ND, Bottineau Co., 1 mi. E. MaxLass. ex. Helianthus annuus. 29- VIII- 1994, emerged 22- III- 1995. coll. T. Gross & M. Wiess.


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Last updated: 03/27/02

Gerald M. Fauske
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Fargo, ND 58105

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