Attributes of Diaphania nitidalis

Pickleworm Moth
Diaphania nitidalis (Stoll, 1781)

Family: Crambidae
Subfamily: Pyraustinae
Identification: Wings iridescent purplish brown. Forewing has translucent yellow patch that continues onto hindwing, filling all but broad marginal brown hindwing border. Note conspicuous anal tuft, present in both sexes of Diaphania species.
Wing Span: 2.5-3.2 cm.
Life History: A pest southward.
Flight: August-October.
Caterpillar Hosts: Stems, blossoms, and fruits of cucumbers, gourds, melons, and squashes.
Adult Food:
Range: Maine to Florida, west to Nebraska and Texas.
Management Needs:
Taxonomy Notes:

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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
July 18, 2015 Peter Homann Leon County, Florida, United States August 03, 2016 Details
September 30, 2015 Stott Noble Jefferson County, Alabama, United States January 22, 2016 Details
November 19, 2014 IngridD Union County, North Carolina, United States March 17, 2015 Details
October 14, 2014 AllenRatz Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States February 05, 2015 Details
August 22, 2014 ridgeboy Polk County, Florida, United States November 27, 2014 Details
October 27, 2014 ddodd Marshall County, Alabama, United States November 20, 2014 Details
September 28, 2014 ddodd Marshall County, Alabama, United States September 29, 2014 Details
June 28, 2014 Ishagirl Gwinnett County, Georgia, United States September 12, 2014 Details
October 16, 2013 melissacrow Washington County, Rhode Island, United States March 10, 2014 Details
August 09, 2013 Ken Childs Chester County, Tennessee, United States September 01, 2013 Details
August 11, 2012 ddodd Marshall County, Alabama, United States May 01, 2013 Details
September 12, 2012 piraqadam Columbia County, Georgia, United States December 04, 2012 Details
September 11, 2012 Pete Williams Santa Rosa County, Florida, United States September 12, 2012 Details
August 13, 2012 Terry W. Johnson Cook County, Georgia, United States August 27, 2012 Details
August 12, 2012 JC Jones Aiken County, South Carolina, United States August 24, 2012 Details
May 22, 2012 warren3144 Sarasota County, Florida, United States May 29, 2012 Details
November 23, 2009 willsalicia Halifax County, North Carolina, United States June 08, 2011 Details
August 14, 2008 Pete Williams Santa Rosa County, Florida, United States May 23, 2011 Details
July 16, 2008 legacy.reporter (Terry Johnson) Monroe County, Georgia, United States July 09, 2009 Details