Olethreutes bipartitana – Divided Olethreutes

Hodges # 2848

Caterpillar foods: Scaleseed (Spermolepis)  (Bugguide)  This is a plant in the Apiaceae, not found in Wisconsin.  There is one species – S. inermis – found in Minnesota, Illinois and Iowa.  It would be interesting to know if the caterpillars would also eat other similar plants in the Apiaceae.

6/19/2011

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