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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