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Achatodes zeae Achatodes zeae (Elder Shoot Borer). Larval hosts are species of Sambucus (Elderberry) the shoots of which they bore into. Achatodes zeae,Apameini,Elder Shoot Borer,Geotagged,Lepidoptera,Noctuidae,Noctuinae,Noctuoidea,Summer,United States,insect,moth Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Achatodes zeae

Achatodes zeae (Elder Shoot Borer). Larval hosts are species of Sambucus (Elderberry) the shoots of which they bore into.

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The Elder Shoot Borer Moth or Spindle Worm is a moth species of the Noctuidae family.
The species has been known to taxonomists since at least 1841 but gained notoriety in 1927, when many of the species were found boring into the shoots of the common elder bush in Wisconsin, USA.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Gary B
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Uploaded Mar 4, 2019. Captured Jul 24, 2018 23:36 in 4408 Miller Rd, Barnum, MN 55707, USA.
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6
  • f/4.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO800
  • 100mm