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Species Bellura obliqua - Cattail Borer - Hodges#9525

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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 Arzamini
Genus Bellura
Species obliqua (Cattail Borer - Hodges#9525)
Hodges Number
9525
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Bellura obliqua (Walker, 1865)
Edema obliqua Walker, 1865
Size
Wingspan: 42 mm based on single pinned photo by Jim Vargo at Moth Photographers Group
Food
larvae bore into common cattail and have been found in pickleweed, arrowhead, and skunk cabbage
Print References
Walker, 1865: 428 (1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - living and pinned photos
Moths of Canada - pinned photo
Utah Lepidopterists' Society - Survey of Utah Moth Species checklist