Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Beet Webworm Moth
Loxostege sticticalis (Linnaeus, 1761)

Family: Crambidae
Subfamily: Pyraustinae
Identification: forewing fringe scales black, contrasting with thin yellowish band along outer margin; ground color yellowish-brown with patchwork pattern of light and dark blotches; PM line very wavy, with a pale area distal to the line where it meets the costa; at rest, outline of moth is triangular
Wing Span: 2.4-2.9 cm
Life History:
Flight: May to September
Caterpillar Hosts:
Adult Food:
Habitat: fields, gardens, waste places
Range: Manitoba to Texas and westward; sporadic eastward to the New England states
Management Needs:
Taxonomy Notes: None.