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Caenurgina erechtea (Forage Looper)

Synonyms: Caenurgina agricola; Caenurgina mundula; Caenurgina narrata; Caenurgina parva; Caenurgina patibilis

Wikipedia Abstract

The Forage Looper or Common Grass Moth (Caenurgina erechtea) is a moth of the Erebidae family. It is found from coast to coast in the United States and adjacent parts of Canada. It is not found in Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Yukon, and the Northwest Territories. The wingspan is 30–42 mm. Adults are on wing from March to November depending on the location. The larvae feed on Ambrosia trifida and various species of clover, grass, and alfalfa.
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Prey / Diet

Glycine max (soybean)[1]
Medicago sativa (yellow alfalfa)[1]

External References

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Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0