Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Mesquite Webworm Moth
Friseria cockerelli (Busck, 1903)


Family: Gelechiidae
Subfamily: Gelechiinae
Identification:
Wing Span: 1.0-1.5 cm
Life History:
Flight: Adults are most common from April to September. Texas flight begins in February.
Caterpillar Hosts: Prosopis glandulosa Torr. (honey mesquite)
Adult Food:
Habitat: Desert
Range: California and Nevada to Texas.
Conservation:
NCGR:
Management Needs:
Comments:
Taxonomy Notes: None.