Moths of North Dakota

Crambidae: Pyraustinae: Pyraustini

Loxostege sticticalis (Linnaeus 1761)

Common name: Beet webworm.

Hodges #: 5004.

Identification: Rfw 10.8 mm, fw vein Rs4 from discal cell, subterminal pale shade with two ‘teeth’ on inner margin, hw with transverse lines, maxillary palpi brownish, proboscis with scales at base, ventral abdomen uniform yellowish white.

Similar species: 5016, 5017, 5156.

Distribution: Great plains from southern Canada to Texas, and westward, sporadic eastward to the New England states.

Hosts: a general feeder on a wide variety of crop and weed species, injurious to Beta vulgaris (L.)– beets.


moth image

ND, Slope Co., Marmarth. 28- VII- 1999. Hg/ UV light, 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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