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Alfalfa Webworm Moth - Loxostege commixtalis

Alfalfa Webworm Moth - Loxostege commixtalis
In Westwood by outdoor night light; elevation 5100ft, Lassen County, California, USA
August 14, 2008
Size: Forewing length 11mm
ID to genus provided by BOLD Systems via DNA. A species match was not made. The nearest DNA match was Loxostege commixtalis at 99.64% similarity.

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ID Update:
ID to species Loxostege commixtalis confirmed by BOLD Systems. These images of may now also be viewed at BOLD (ID code: BIOUG00848-D11); and at www.lepbarcoding.org/northamerica (ID code:JMCA-0144).

"The Alfalfa Webworm (Loxostege commixtalis) Adults are on wing from June to August in North America and from May to July in Europe. The larvae feed on various succulent plants, including sugar beet and alfalfa. They web together the leaves of their host plant. The larvae are greenish or blackish." full article at Wikipedia

Moved from Loxostege.

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