Insects False Celery Leaftier

False celery leaftier larva

False Celery Leaftier
Udea profundalis (Packard)

Mature larvae are caterpillars up to 20 mm long. They are light green with a wide, white stripe down the back. Adults are tan to dark brown moths similar to mint root borer moths. Larvae feed on the undersides of leaves and tie leaves together. Host plants: beets, sugarbeets, beans, spinach, mint.