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Simyra henrici

Wikipedia Abstract

The Cattail Caterpillar (when referring to the larva) or Henry's Marsh Moth (when referring to the adult) (Simyra insularis) is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found from coast to coast throughout the United States and southern Canada (Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba). The wingspan is 35–40 mm. Adults are on wing from April to September. The larvae feed on Typha and Polygonum species, as well as various grasses and sedges, poplar and willow.
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Prey / Diet

Persicaria hydropiper (marshpepper knotweed)[1]
Salix fragilis (crack willow)[2]
Secale cereale (common rye)[2]
Typha latifolia (Reedmace)[1]
Zea mays (corn)[2]


Parasitized by 
Compsilura concinnata (Tachina fly)[2]
Exorista mella[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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