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Tribe Apameini

White-striped caterpillar - Loscopia velata Papaipema nebris Black and White caterpillar - Papaipema Noctuidae, Stalk Borer, exuviae - Papaipema nebris Papaipema on Angelica, spent pupa  - Papaipema baptisiae caterpillar - Loscopia velata Papaipema, Golden Alexanders, 2nd sign - Papaipema rigida Stalk Borer Papaipema, dorsal - Papaipema nebris
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Apameini
Identification
Among the most prominent characters of the tribe are:
1. heavily sclerotised ovipositor lobes in female genitalia
2. presence of two narrow, heavily sclerotised, rod-like structures between ovipositor lobes
[thanks to Jan Metlevski for passing along this information, found in the Print Reference listed below]
Print References
Fibiger, M. and Lafontaine, D. 2005. A review of the higher classification of the Noctuoidea (Lepidoptera) with special reference to the Holarctic fauna. Esperiana, Vol. 11: 7-92.