Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

Burdock Seedhead Moth
Metzneria lappella (Linnaeus, 1758)

Family: Gelechiidae
Subfamily: Gelechiinae
Identification: Forewing yellow with dull brown streaks; no definite pattern--brown heaviest along costa near middle.
Wing Span: 1.2-1.9 cm.
Life History:
Flight: April-August.
Caterpillar Hosts: Burs of burdock.
Adult Food:
Range: Maine and Quebec to Florida, west to Ontario and Missouri.
Management Needs:
Comments: NULL
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