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Facts & Information on Sunflower Pests

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Sunflower Pests




Painted Lady Caterpillar

Seed Weevils

  1. Gray Seed Weevil
  2. Red Seed Weevil

Silvery Checkerspot Caterpillar

Stem Borers – Beetle Larvae

  1. Ataxia hubbardi
  2. Dectes Stem Borer

Stem and Root Weevils

  1. Black Stem Weevil
  2. Sunflower Root Weevil
  3. Sunflower Stem Weevil

Sunflower Beetle

Sunflower Headclipping Weevil

Sunflower Moth (Head Moth)

Sunflower Bud Moth

Sunflower Root Moth

Tumbling Flower Beetle

Wireworms and False Wireworms

Woollybear Caterpillars