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Tribe Apameini

Noctuidae: Papaipema rigida - Papaipema rigida Papaipema cerina Pennsylvania Moth - Amphipoea americana Papaipema rutila reared from Podophyllum peltatum - Papaipema rutila Apamea scoparia Bracken Borer? - Papaipema pterisii Papaipema lysimachiae Apamea scoparia? - Apamea scoparia
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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.