Spotted Beet Webworm Moth (Hymenia perspectalis)

Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Crambidae
Genus: Hymenia
Species: perspectalis

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Barling, Arkansas
Benton, Kentucky
Muskogee, Oklahoma

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On Sep 3, 2006, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

The small green caterpillars, which have purple spots on their heads are destructive to beets, chard, potatoes and greenhouse plants.

The tiny moth however, is a nectar feeder.

Found throughout most of Eastern North America, the shy moth is usually found when disturbing foliage in the garden.