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Spotted beet webworm moth

Hymenia perspectalis


This moth was seen resting in the grass, around a mercury vapor light sheet. The wingspan is 16–22 mm. Adults are cinnamon brown with narrow white bands on the forewings. The hindwings with brownish or greyish-yellow wing bands in some individuals. They are on wing from April to November. The larvae are known to defoliate leaves of many greenhouse plants including Beta vulgaris (beetroot), chard, potatoes, amaranth, and many others ( Althernanthera pungens (Amaranthaceae), Elcipta prostrana, Eleutheranthera ruderalis, Melanthera canescens, Wedelia trilobata (Asteraceae), Amaranthus hibridus, Amaranthus australis (Amaranthaceae) and Rivinia humilis (Phytolacaeae).


In my garden, Fort Worth, Texas.


Attracted to mercury vapor lamp.

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States

Spotted on Jul 21, 2020
Submitted on Jul 22, 2020

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