Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Herbivorous Pleuroptya Moth
Pleuroptya silicalis (Guenée, 1854)

Family: Crambidae
Subfamily: Pyraustinae
Wing Span: 2.4-2.6 cm
Life History:
Flight: adults fly in summer in North America
Caterpillar Hosts: Larvae have been collected and reared on Convolvulaceae (Ipomoea batatas, Ipomoea setifera, Merremia umbellata), and Rivinia humilis.
Adult Food:
Range: Missouri, Michigan, Ohio, and New York, south to Florida also occurs south through Central and South America to Brazil
Management Needs: