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Papaipema cataphracta (burdock borer)

Wikipedia Abstract

Papaipema cataphracta, the burdock borer, is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found from Quebec and Maine to Florida, west to Louisiana, north to Saskatchewan. This wingspan is 29–45 mm. The moth flies from August to October depending on the location. The larva feed on various plants, including Arctium, Lilium, and Thistles. The larvae bore into the roots and stems of their host plants.
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Prey / Diet

Acer negundo (box elder)[1]
Alcea rosea (hollyhock)[1]
Cannabis sativa (Mary Jane)[1]
Decodon verticillatus (swamp loosestrife)[1]
Lilium lancifolium (tiger lily)[1]
Lilium superbum (turk's-cap lily)[1]
Paeonia officinalis (common peony)[1]
Rheum rhaponticum (false rhubarb)[1]
Ribes lacustre (prickly currant)[1]
Ribes uva-crispa (European gooseberry)[1]
Rubus allegheniensis (common blackberry)[1]
Rubus idaeus (Raspberry)[1]
Solanum lycopersicum (Currant Tomato)[1]


Parasitized by 
Lixophaga variabilis[2]
Lydella radicis[2]



Attributes / relations provided by
1HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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