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Species Papaipema nepheleptena - Turtle head borer moth - Hodges#9490

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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 nepheleptena (Turtle head borer moth - Hodges#9490)
Hodges Number
9490
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Papaipema nepheleptena (Dyar, 1908)
Gortyna nepheleptena Dyar, 1908
Phylogenetic sequence # 932473 (1)
Numbers
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed 47 species of the genus Papaipema in America north of Mexico. (1)
Size
Dyar (1908) listed a wingspan of 33 mm.
Identification
Dyar (1908) original description as Gortyna nepheleptena is online and linked in the print references.
Range
Beadle & Leckie (2012) reported the range to include southeastern Canada and northeastern United States. (2)
Season
The main flight period appears to be August to October. (3), (4)
Food
The larvae bore into the stems of Chelone sp. (turtlehead).
Remarks
Beadle & Leckie (2012) reported the species to be uncommon. (2)
Print References
Dyar, H.G., 1908. Descriptions of some new species of American Noctuidae. The Canadian Entomologist 40(3): 77.