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Parsnip Webworm - Depressaria radiella

Parsnip Webworm - Depressaria radiella
Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
June 24, 2006
I haven't found this in the guide, which is unusual as this is a fairly common caterpillar around here. It was found on wild parsnip. A little googling revealed the Parsnip Webworm, Depressaria pastinacella, a moth in the Oecophoridae. The caterpillars feed exclusively on Pastinaca and Heracleum, binding the flower and compound umbels with their webs.

I'd appreciate it someone could verify the ID and, if correct, build a guide page for it. The second source references Hodges #0922.

I should probably collect a few and see what the moth looks like.

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I found an interesting website for this one
here. The image looks just like yours. I'll make a page.

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