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Species Cochylis hospes - Banded Sunflower Moth - Hodges#3777

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Tortricoidea (Tortricid Moths)
Family Tortricidae (Tortricid Moths)
Subfamily Tortricinae
Tribe Cochylini
Genus Cochylis
Species hospes (Banded Sunflower Moth - Hodges#3777)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
This species was number 3830 in the 1983 Hodges Checklist.
Author: (Walsingham, 1884)
forewing length 5.5 - 8 mm (1)
Adults - golden ochreous with broad, dark brown to rust brown medial fascia and subapical blotch containing irridescent gray patches (1)
North Carolina through the Midwest to Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and northern Arizona (1)
Adults fly July to August in Manitoba (1)
larvae feed on developing seeds in flower heads of cultivated and wild Helianthus
Life Cycle
overwinter as last instar larvae (1)