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Papaipema arctivorens

Papaipema arctivorens
Center twp,, Jefferson County, Iowa, USA
August 4, 2010
This moth came to porch lights in early August. Porch is located in a rural area with mixed meadows and woodland nearby. Looks like the Ironweed borer moth according to Covell and bugguide photos. Please verify.

Moved from Borer Moths.

I agree with Jay's ID.
I agree with Jay's ID.

Moved from Moths.

Moved from ID Request.

Re: Is this the Ironweed borer moth?
I think it is one of the Papaipema borer moths, but to me, it looks more like Northern Burdock Borer - Hodges#9471 (Papaipema arctivorens). However, I haven't actually seen either species myself.

N burdock borer
Well, yes it does look more like the N burdock borer moth. And we do have burdock around...more than we have ironweed..tho we do have it too.
There has also been a N burdock borer noted on BG for Iowa.

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