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Species Papaipema furcata - Ash Tip Borer - Hodges#9495

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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 furcata (Ash Tip Borer - Hodges#9495)
Hodges Number
9495
Numbers
locally common
Size
wingspan 33-49 mm
Identification
Adult: forewing pale yellow with brown lines and shading; median line widest; orbicular and claviform spots large, white, round, about equal in size, with another small spot between them; reniform spot divided into 6 or 7 white segments; hindwing pale yellow with no shading
[adapted from description by Charles Covell]
Range
Quebec and New Hampshire to Georgia, west to Louisiana, north to Manitoba
Habitat
deciduous woods and edges, suburban yards; adults are nocturnal and come to light
Season
adults fly from August to October
Food
larvae bore in twigs of ash (Fraxinus spp.) and Boxelder (Acer negundo)
Life Cycle
Eggs
Internet References
pinned adult image and photos of related species by Jim Wiker (Moth Photographers Group)
pinned adult image by John Glaser, plus foodplants and dates (Larry Line, Maryland)
distribution in Canada list of provinces (U. of Alberta, using CBIF data)