Udea rubigalis

Celery Leaftier

Udea rubigalis, Celery Leaftier (Pyraustinae) moth



Family: Crambidae

Subfamily: Pyraustinae

Tribe: Spilomelini

Wingspan: 16 - 20 mm


The larvae of Udea rubigalis have been recorded as pests of celery, spinach, beans, and other vegetable crops (Covell, 1984, 2005). Our photo shows an adult nectaring on Dianthus sp.

Photo location: Ruraldale, Upshur County, West Virginia.

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