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Loosestrife Borer Moth - Papaipema lysimachiae

Loosestrife Borer Moth - Papaipema lysimachiae
~3km southeast of Fleetwood, Ashe County, North Carolina, USA
September 30, 2006
Size: 17mm, head to wingtips
Attracted to light. From browsing BugGuide and MPG, the closest matches I've found are Papaipema arctivorens (1) and Papaipema lysimachiae (2). I'd appreciate help in narrowing down the ID.

Moved
Moved from Borer Moths. Thanks for the ID help.

Jim Wiker, Papaipema specialist, says....
...This looks to me like 9479 - Papaipema lysimachiae. Larva is a borer on Whorled Loosestrife (L. quadrifolia).

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