Homoeosoma nebulella

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Eurasian sunflower moth
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pyralidae
Genus: Homoeosoma
H. nebulella
Binomial name
Homoeosoma nebulella

Homoeosoma nebulella, the Eurasian sunflower moth, is a moth of the family Pyralidae. It is found in Europe, Russia, Anatolia, the Middle East and West Africa. The wingspan is 20–27 mm.

The larvae feed on Asteraceae such as Cirsium vulgare, Senecio jacobaea, Tanacetum vulgare and Leucanthemum vulgare. They are a serious pest of the sunflower, Helianthus annuus, in eastern Europe and Ukraine and a potential sunflower pest in France. The caterpillar is grey with a yellow-brown head and three longitudinal stripes on the dorsal side.


  1. ^ "GlobIZ search". Global Information System on Pyraloidea. Retrieved 7 October 2011.

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