Fumibotys fumalis

Mint Root Borer


Fumibotys fumalis, Mint Root Borer moth, Crambidae photo

 

Family: Crambidae

Subfamily: Pyraustinae

Tribe: Pyraustini

Wingspan: 18 - 21 mm

 

Caterpillars feed on mints in the genus Metha, feeding on leaves in the earlier instars and later on the roots.

Photo location: Ruraldale, Upshur County, West Virginia.



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