Sunflower Insect Pests II

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

This publication features 12 full-colored photos of common insect pests of sunflowers to help you determine the cause of damage.

The reverse side provides information on each insect pest, including sunflower moths, head clipping weevil, sunflower maggot, sunflower midge, and seed weevil. The descriptions include physical characteristics and lifecycle of the pest, as well as, a the damage caused by each.


  • Head clipping weevil
  • Seed weevil
  • Sunflower maggot
  • Sunflower midge
  • Sunflower moths


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