PHOTO CAPTION: Chrysoesthia drurella (Fabr.) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae). Photographed by Keith Edkins

Harmful Gelechiids

  • Anacampsis sarcitella, pack moth
  • Anarsia lineatella, peach twig borer
  • Pectinophora gossypiella – pink bollworm, larvae bore into flowers and bolls of cotton
  • Phthorimaea operculella – potato tuber moth
  • Sitotroga cerealella – Angoumois grain moth

Beneficial Gelechiids

  • Metzneria paucipunctella – Knapweed seed head moth, used to control Spotted Knapweed (Centaurea maculosa)

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