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Species Bellura obliqua - Cattail Borer - Hodges#9525

1221a Bellura obliqua - Cattail Borer 9525 - Bellura obliqua - male 1221b Bellura obliqua - Cattail Borer 9525 - Bellura obliqua - male Large Pale moth, 11:46am - Bellura obliqua - female Noctuidae: Bellura obliga - Bellura obliqua Cattail Borer - Bellura obliqua Noctuidae: Bellura obliqua - Bellura obliqua - female Cattail Borer Moth? - Bellura obliqua Bellura obliqua
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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
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
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - living and pinned photos
Moths of Canada - pinned photo
Utah Lepidopterists' Society - Survey of Utah Moth Species checklist