White Moth on Queen Anne's Lace Flower

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White Moth on Queen Anne's Lace Flower

This white moth sitting on a Queen Anne's Lace flower appears to be a Sitochroa palealis. This moth is not native to North America and was first reported appearing in the United States in 2002. The moth originally comes from Europe.

The Sitochroa palealis belongs to the Crambid Snout Moths family of moths.

Insect photograph taken in Chardon, Ohio.

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  • Judy Stierand on 2012-Nov-14 01:26:50 Judy Stierand said

    Dear Sir:
    Get rid of the invasive Queen Anne's lace and maybe we can get rid of the invasive white moth.
    Judy Stierand
  • Rush on 2012-Nov-14 07:36:17 Rush said

    These things can have unintended consequences. Quite a few caterpillars rely on the Queen Anne's Lace for a food source, such as Swallowtails. Many adult butterflies feed off of the nectar, like Azures and bees also do favor the plant.

    Though Queen Anne's Lace is listed as a noxious weed, we haven't found it hard to control and it serves well to use for companion planting around the tomato plants.

    In certain parts of our yard, we intentionally let it grow for the benefit of those insects. When the plant is no longer desired in an area, we simply pull it out of the ground have little trouble with it returning or actually being invasive. Understandably, other growing regions might have a harder time controlling the plant.

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