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Parasitzed larva on thistle - Rhamphura

Parasitzed larva on thistle - Rhamphura
Sand Hill Prairie, Polk County, Iowa, USA
July 29, 2011
BugGuide gathering_2011
MicroLeps has a photo of a Rhamphura sp. (family Scythrididae) which "feeds as a leaf-skeletonizing larva on thistle." MicroLeps also says: "Some scythridids appear to be associated with sandy areas."

ID confirmed by T. Harrison

What do you think of Bill's post here

I think
someone needs to rear this!


Moved from Moths.

It looked like Egira

but that's a western Doug Fir cat