Moths of North Dakota

Crambidae: Crambinae: Crambini


Chrysoteuchia topiaria (Zeller 1866)

Common name: Cranberry girdler.

Hodges #: 5391.

Identification: Rfw 8.5 mm, fw fringe metallic gold, terminal line represented by spots on lower half of wing, discal cell fuscous, proboscis with scales at base.

Similar species: 2998, 5399, 5403, 5417.

Distribution: southern Canada and U. S.

Hosts: many species of grasses and forbs. Injurious to Vaccinium angustifolium Ait. blueberry and V. macrocarpon Ait. cranberry in the northeast.

 

moth image

ND, Slope Co., Burning Coal Vein. 31- VII- 1999. Hg/ UV light, Coll. G. Fauske

 

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Last updated: 03/27/02

Gerald M. Fauske
Research Specialist
NDSU
202 Hultz Hall
Fargo, ND 58105
E-Mail: Gerald.Fauske@ndsu.nodak.edu

 
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