Sunflower Insect Pests I

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Cooperative Extension Service
Agriculture and Applied Science
North Dakota State University
U.S. Department of Agriculture

This publication features 11 full-colored photos of sunflower insect pests, including cutworm, painted lady butterfly, thistle caterpillar, sunflower budworm and budworm moth, sunflower beetle, stem weevil and root weevil.

The reverse side provides information on each insect pest, including physical description, reproduction, type of damage caused, and common signs to detect the presence of the insect pests in the field.


  • Apion stem weevil
  • Baris root weevil
  • Cylindrocopturus stem weevil
  • Darkside cutworm
  • Eggs
  • Larvae
  • Painted lady butterfly
  • Redbacked cutworm
  • Sunflower beetle
  • Sunflower budworm
  • Thistle caterpillar


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