Oblong Sedge Borer Moth
Archanara oblonga (Grt,)
Hodges 9449

Photo courtesy Pete Williams, Gulf Breeze, Florida
Copyright (c) 2007 Pete Williams
May 7, 2007

Identification: Covell, Moths of Eastern North America, Page 123. The forewing is yellowish with grayish-brown shading. The orbicular and reniform spots are outlined with ground color. The post-median line and terminal line are a series of tiny black dots. The hindwing is the same color as the forewing, but grayish-brown shading is darker. Caterpillar host plants are cattails and bulrushes.

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