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Papaipema nebris (stalk borer)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Stalk Borer (Papaipema nebris) is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found from southern Canada, through the Eastern United States (East of the Rocky Mountains) to the Gulf of Mexico, although it is absent from Florida.This wingspan is 25–44 mm. The moth flies from June to September depending on the location.The larva are considered a pest of corn but also feed on various other large-stemmed plants, such as Ambrosia trifida.
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Prey / Diet

Abutilon theophrasti (buttonweed)[1]
Acer saccharinum (silver maple)[1]
Alcea rosea (hollyhock)[1]
Amaranthus hybridus (green pigweed)[1]
Amaranthus retroflexus (rough pigweed)[1]
Asclepias syriaca (broadleaf milkweed)[1]
Asparagus officinalis (garden asparagus)[1]
Beta vulgaris (sea beet)[1]
Cannabis sativa (Mary Jane)[1]
Capsicum annuum (cayenne pepper)[1]
Chenopodium album (lambsquarters goosefoot)[1]


Lydella thompsoni[2]


Parasitized by 
Acantholespesia signata[2]
Lixophaga variabilis[2]
Lydella radicis[2]
Winthemia quadripustulata[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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