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Banded Sunflower Moth

The banded sunflower moth, Cochylis hospes (Walsingham)
Sampling plans have been developed using both adult and egg counts. Adult sampling is most accurate when conducted in early morning or late evening when moths are active within the sunflower field. During this period the economic threshold is estimated to be one adult per two plants. Insecticide efficacy can be maximized if application timing is based on the plant developmental stage. Chemicals should be applied from the late bud stage (R4) to early bloom (R5.1) to significantly reduce banded sunflower moth damage. Manipulating planting dates to avoid oviposition can minimize damage caused by the banded sunflower moth. Sunflower planted late (early June) in southeastern North Dakota had fewer damaged seeds than sunflower planted early (early to mid-May).


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Banded Moth Webbing & Larvae

Name: Banded Moth Webbing & Larvae
Description: Webbing and larvae of banded SF moth on head
ID Name: sun803n
Size: 87K

Banded Sunflower Moth

Name: Banded Sunflower Moth
Description: Banded sunflower moth under a sunflower leaf
ID Name: sun085
Size: 56K

Banded Sunflower Moth Adult

Name: Banded Sunflower Moth Adult
Description: Adult banded sunflower moth on leaf
ID Name: sun806n
Size: 63K

Banded Sunflower Moth Larva

Name: Banded Sunflower Moth Larva
Description: Larva in a sunflower head
ID Name: sun318
Credits: NDSU Extension Bulletin 25
Size: 139K

Banded Sunflower Moth parasite

Name: Banded Sunflower Moth parasite
Description: Close-up of banded sunflower moth parasite
ID Name: sun803n
Size: 62K

Banded Sunflower Moth webbing

Name: Banded Sunflower Moth webbing
Description: Close-up of banded SF moth webbing
ID Name: sun804n
Size: 100K

BSFM Larva

Name: BSFM Larva
Description: Two banded sunflower moth larva on a sunflower head
ID Name: sun090
Size: 85K

Close-up of moth damage

Name: Close-up of moth damage
Description: Close-up view of banded sunflower moth damage
ID Name: sun088
Size: 122K

Damaged seed exterior

Name: Damaged seed exterior
Description: Exterior of seed damaged by banded sunflower moth.
ID Name: sun807n
Size: 96K

Damaged Seed Interior

Name: Damaged Seed Interior
Description: Interior of seed damaged by banded sunflower moth.
ID Name: sun807n
Size: 94K

Moth Damage

Name: Moth Damage
Description: Damage to a sunflower head from a banded sunflower moth
ID Name: sun087
Size: 101K


Name: Webbing
Description: Webbing caused by the banded sunflower moth
ID Name: sun101
Size: 109K

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