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Depressaria radiella Also known as Depressaria pastinacella. Larvae feed on the flowers of Parsnips (Pastinaca sativa) and other related plants rich in toxic furanocoumarins such as Cow Parsnip (Heracleum spp.). Depressaria pastinacella,Depressaria radiella,Fall,Geotagged,Heracleum,Pastinaca sativa,United States,furanocoumarins,insect,lepidoptera,moth,parsnips Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Depressaria radiella

Also known as Depressaria pastinacella. Larvae feed on the flowers of Parsnips (Pastinaca sativa) and other related plants rich in toxic furanocoumarins such as Cow Parsnip (Heracleum spp.).

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The parsnip moth or parsnip webworm is a moth of the family Depressariidae. It is found in most of Europe, except Portugal and most of the Balkan Peninsula.

The wingspan is 19–27 mm. Adults are on wing from August to May of the following year. There is one generation per year.

The larvae feed on ''Heracleum sphondylium'', ''Pastinaca sativa'' and ''Apium nodiflorum''. They feed on the flowers and developing seeds, defending their territory by enclosing an umbel in silk,.. more

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Uploaded May 21, 2019. Captured Oct 18, 2018 19:51 in 4408 Miller Rd, Barnum, MN 55707, USA.
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6
  • f/5.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO800
  • 42mm