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Species Papaipema sulphurata - Water Willow Stem Borer - Hodges#9467

Papaipema sulphurata Papaipema sulphurata pupa - Papaipema sulphurata
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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 sulphurata (Water Willow Stem Borer - Hodges#9467)
Hodges Number
9467
Range
Southeastern Massachusetts
Counties of: Bristol, Plymouth, Barnstable, Nantucket, Dukes
Habitat
Ponds where hostplant grows
Season
Adults fly from mid-late September to early October
Food
Adults feed on nectar, larvae bore into Decodon verticillatus
Life Cycle
Larvae bore into the stems of Decodon verticillatus and feed there until pupation, at which point they pupate in the stems of the plant
Remarks
Threatened species in Massachusetts
Internet References
http://www.mass.gov/eea/docs/dfg/nhesp/species-and-conservation/nhfacts/papaipema-sulphurata.pdf