Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Sunflower Bud Moth
Suleima helianthana (Riley, 1881)


Family: Tortricidae
Subfamily: Olethreutinae
Identification:
Wing Span: 1.7 cm
Life History:
Flight:
Caterpillar Hosts: larvae tunnel into the stalks and buds of sunflower species
Adult Food:
Habitat: sunflower fields
Range: central North America from Mexico to Canada
Conservation:
NCGR:
Management Needs:
Comments:
Taxonomy Notes: None.

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