Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1168314

Burdock Borer Moth
Papaipema cataphracta

Observation date: July 08, 2018
Date notes: Caterpillars were in July 2018. The moths opened in September 2018.
Submitted by: kabreker
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This caterpillar was boring through a lily stem. They are affecting my asiatic and tiger lilies so far. The picture including the plant stem shows that I took them out of the stem. There was no damage to the leaves only the stem. Weather has been wet and warm. I kept a couple to mature. The picture of the moth was taken 9/20/18.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Tom Middagh
Verified date: October 04, 2018
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Aitkin County, United States, Minnesota