Butterflies and Moths of Southern Vancouver Island--Jeremy B. Tatum



Archanara oblonga




The whitish caterpillar has no need of cryptic coloration, for it lives completely hidden, often near water level, at the base of and inside a stem of Cattail Typha latifolia. The distinctively shaped pupa rests head upward inside the stem, and the moth escapes through a hole in the stem which it carefully planned while it was still a caterpillar and preparing to pupate.

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