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Species Globia subflava - Subflava Sedge Borer - Hodges#9450

Subflava Sedge Borer Moth - Globia subflava Noctuidae: Capsula subflava? - Globia subflava Noctuidae: Capsula subflava? - Globia subflava Noctuidae: Capsula subflava - Globia subflava Noctuidae: Capsula subflava - Globia subflava Noctuidae: Capsula subflava - Globia subflava Noctuidae: Capsula subflava - Globia subflava Subflava Sedge Borer - Hodges#9450 - Globia subflava
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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 Globia
Species subflava (Subflava Sedge Borer - Hodges#9450)
Hodges Number
9450
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Formerly placed in the genus Archanara
Size
3.5-4.0 cm wingspan
Identification
A medium-size moth with pale yellow brown to deep rust brown forewings with a darker shade along the cubital vein and a prominent row of dark dots marking the postmedian line where it crosses the veins, and a dark shade in the middle of the outer margin. The hind wings are tan to almost white, much paler than the forewings. Similar to Capsula oblonga, but subflava is generally much lighter in color, has much paler hindwings and lacks the row of terminal dots on the forewings.
Range
Nova Scotia west to BC, south to New Jersey in the east and Utah and California in the west.
Habitat
Found in and near marshes and other wetlands
Season
July-Sept
Food
The larvae are borers in cattails, rushes and bulrushes (Typha, Scirpus).
Internet References
The above is information is taken from the E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum
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