Moth feeding in sunflowers

Asked August 18, 2016, 9:46 PM EDT

I observed several of these moths on my sunflowers this afternoon. They do not appear to be banded sunflower moths. Are they a concern?

Towner County North Dakota field crops sunflowers

3 Responses

I'll forward the picture to an Extension entomologist for ID and reply to you with answer.

As far as your question, are they a concern? I would be sure to scout for cutworm next year. Cutworm moths are everywhere.