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Species Capsula laeta - Hodges#9451

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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 Capsula
Species laeta (Capsula laeta - Hodges#9451)
Hodges Number
9451
Other Common Names
Red sedge borer
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Capsula laeta (Morrison, 1875)
Archanara laeta (Morrison, 1875)
Globia laeta (Morrison, 1875)
Nonagria laeta Morrison, 1875
Phylogenetic sequence # 932441 (1)
Size
Morrison (1875) listed a wingspan of 37 mm.
Identification
Morrison (1875) original description as Nonagria laeta is online in the print references.
Range
Holotype from Hoboke, New Jersey.
Season
The main flight period appears to be August and September. (2)
Food
Poole (1989) reported larvae on Sparganium species (bur-reed). (3)
Print References
Morrison, H.K., 1875. Notes on the Noctuidæ. Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History. 18: 120.