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Tribe Apameini

Bordered Apamea - Apamea sordens Vernonia Borer - Papaipema limpida Papaipema, spent pupa in carrot - Papaipema cataphracta Noctuidae: Papaipema necopina - Papaipema necopina Silphium Borer Moth - Papaipema silphii Noctuidae: Meropleon ambifusca - Meropleon ambifusca Papaipema, Artemisia - Papaipema Amphipoea americana
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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.