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Noctuidae
932517.009525Bellura obliqua – Cattail Borer Moth – (Walker, 1865)

Tom Murray
Distribution: Type locality: Orilla, ON.
Larva and
Host Plants:
Borer of Typha.
Similar Species: 9526 Bellura densa - "the angle of the reniform relative to the FW costa is important for densa vs obliqua (closer to right angle for densa); also obliqua is usually earlier in the season and has only one flight, densa has two flights, in late spring and late summer; densa usually has a darker purplish tint overall, and a more squared-off forewing shape, and also often with the abdomen sticking out past the wings." - Chris Schmidt (pers. comm. 4/29/2020)
References
Bellura obliqua
Carroll Rudy
Bellura obliqua
Eric Eaton
Bellura obliqua
James Bailey
Bellura obliqua
42mm – Jim Vargo

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