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Species Papaipema sciata - Culver's Root Borer Moth - Hodges#9506

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Apameini
Genus Papaipema (Borer Moths)
Species sciata ( Culver's Root Borer Moth - Hodges#9506)
Hodges Number
9506
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Papaipema sciata Bird, 1908
Phylogenetic sequence #932471
Size
WS ≈ 40mm a
Identification
Range
Moth Photographers Group – distribution & flight-period chart
Food
Root borers in Culver's Root (Veronicastrum virginicum)(1)
Life Cycle
Larva; spent pupa; adult
See Also
The more common Ironweed Borer (Papaipema limpida), is very similar in appearance but usually can be separated by the pattern of white spots on the forewings. Many species of Papaipema are difficult to identify but most can be sorted into species groups (Rings et al. 1992). a
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – images of pinned and live adults (2)
Michigan Natural Features Inventory - complete description of species
Works Cited
1.Owlet Caterpillars of Eastern North America
David L. Wagner. 2011. Princeton University Press.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group