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Papaipema furcata The larvae of this species bore into the twigs of Ash (Fraxinus spp.) and Boxelder (Acer negundo) both of which grow in the windbreak around my house. Apameini,Ash Tip Borer,Borer Moths,Dart Moths,Fall,Geotagged,Lepidoptera,Noctuidae,Noctuinae,Noctuoidea,Owlet Moths,Papaipema furcata,United States,insect,moth Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Papaipema furcata

The larvae of this species bore into the twigs of Ash (Fraxinus spp.) and Boxelder (Acer negundo) both of which grow in the windbreak around my house.

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The ash tip borer is a species of moth of the family Noctuidae. It is found from Quebec and New Hampshire to Georgia, west to Louisiana and north to Manitoba.

The wingspan is about 33–49 mm. The forewings are pale yellow with brown lines and shading. The hindwings are pale yellow without shading. Adults are on wing from August to October.

The larvae feed on ''Fraxinus'' species and ''Acer negundo''. They bore into the twigs of their host plant.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Gary B
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Uploaded Oct 11, 2019. Captured Oct 11, 2019 08:46 in 4408 Miller Rd, Barnum, MN 55707, USA.
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6
  • f/5.6
  • 1/128s
  • ISO500
  • 100mm