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  • Spotted Beet Webworm Moth - (Hymenia perspectalis)

    Spotted Beet Webworm Moth - (Hymenia perspectalis)

    The Spotted Beet Webworm Moth caterpillar happily to expanded its diet to garden produce beyond its namesake.

    Staff Writer (2/3/2017): Brown and white adults can be seen flying from May to late autumn though they can be year round in warmer parts of their range. They are nocturnal and come to lights at night. Caterpillars are green with purple spots on their head. They feed on beets (beetroot), but also consume chard, potatoes and amaranth.

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    Spotted Beet Webworm Moth

    Category: Butterfly or Moth
    Common name: Spotted Beet Webworm Moth
    Scientific Name: Hymenia perspectalis

      Kingdom: Animalia
       Phylum: Arthropoda
        Class: Insecta
         Order: Lepidoptera
          Family: Crambidae
           Genus: Hymenia
            Species: perspectalis

    Size (Adult, Length): 16mm to 22mm (0.63in to 0.87in)

    Identifying Colors: brown, tan, ivory, white

    Additional Descriptors: flying, striped, lined, fringe

    North American Reach (Though Not Limited To*): Alabama; Arizona; Arkansas; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Nebraska; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Vermont; Virginia; West Virginia; Wisconsin; British Columbia; New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Nova Scotia; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Quebec; Mexico

    * Keep in mind that an insect's reach is not limited by lines on a map and therefore may appear in areas/regions/states beyond those listed above.

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