Ostrinia obumbratalis

801421.00 — 4947 — Ostrinia obumbratalis (Lederer, 1863) — Smartweed Borer

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:

Polyphagous (herbaceous plants)


  • Species Page at Moth Photographers Group
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Munroe, E., 1976. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 13.2a, p. 25; pl. 1.29-32. order or free PDF
  • Species Page at BugGuide