Capsula oblonga

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Capsula oblonga
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C. oblonga
Binomial name
Capsula oblonga
Grote, 1882
Synonyms
  • Archanara oblonga
  • Nonagria oblonga
  • Nonagria permagna
  • Nonagria subcarnea

The Oblong Sedge Borer (Capsula oblonga) is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found across southern Canada from the Maritimes to British Columbia, south to the Gulf of Mexico and southern California.

The wingspan is 35–50 mm. Adults are on wing from June to September depending on the location. There is one generation per year.

The larvae initially leaf mine and later bore the stems of Typha[1] and Scirpus species below the water line.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Powell, Jerry A.; Opler, Paul A. (2009). Moths of Western North America (1 ed.). Berkeley: University of California Press. p. 296. ISBN 9780520251977.

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