Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Helcystogramma melantherella (Busck, 1900)


Family: Gelechiidae
Subfamily: Dichomeridinae
Identification:
Wing Span: 0.94-1.4 cm
Life History:
Flight: March, June, and August
Caterpillar Hosts: Composites, Calyptocarpus vialis, Cynara scolymus (globe artichoke), Melanthera nivea, Xanthium strumarium, and the legumeArachis hypogaea.
Adult Food:
Habitat:
Range: North Carolina to Florida and Texas north to Dumas, Arkansas.
Conservation:
NCGR:
Management Needs:
Comments:
Taxonomy Notes: None.