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Sunflower Insects

The sunflower moth, Homoeosoma electellum, (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae)


Mating adult sunflower moths.

Picture of Sunflower Moth Larvae

Larvae of H. electellum exposed on flower face.

Detailed information on the biology, life history and management options are given in publication MF3108: Sunflower Moth

Please refer to the most recent Sunflower Insect Management Guide for specific control recommendations.

Page last updated 10/29/2013 by J.P. Michaud.