Snapdragon plume moth

Snapdragon plume moth, Stenoptilodes antirrhina, is a plume moth that specializes on snapdragon plants. It has been detected in several western states including California, Oregon, Texas, and Washington, from greenhouses in the Southeast with snapdragon starts shipped from California, and has been detected in British Columbia and Mexico.

The first two instars or stages of the caterpillar act as leafminers with narror mines that become blotch mines over time. Older instarts feed on stems, bloom, and leaves.

Resources:

Eiseman, Charles S. 2018. A New Host Plant and Parasitoid Record for the Snapdragon Plume Moth
(Stenoptilodes antirrhina (Lange)), with a Summary of Records of Leafmining
in Pterophoridae(Lepidoptera).
 PROC. ENTOMOL. SOC. WASH. 120(2), 2018, pp. 452–457.

 

 

Original version: < August 2018>

Last update <29 August 2019>

Author: R.L. Rosetta, Extension Nursery Integrated Pest Management, Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University/NWREC.

Snapdragon plume moth

Snapdragon plume moth

Snapdragon plume moth

Snapdragon plume moth

Snapdragon plume moth damage

Snapdragon plume moth damage

Snapdragon plume moth larva and damage

Snapdragon plume moth larva and damage

Snapdragon plume moth damage

Snapdragon plume moth damage