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Species Apamea vultuosa - Airy Apamea - Hodges#9341

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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
Genus Apamea
Species vultuosa (Airy Apamea - Hodges#9341)
Hodges Number
9341
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
described in 1875 by Grote, who originally placed it in genus Hadena
Identification
Adult: forewing light brown with two dark gray dashes along outer margin, dark shading in upper half of median area, and basal half of reniform spot filled with gray; PM line a series of white-dotted black streaks along veins; hindwing gray with dark veins and discal spot; top of thorax dark brownish-gray
Range
coast to coast in southern Canada and northern United States, south in the west to Oregon and Colorado, south in the east to Florida
Season
adults fly in June and July in Quebec
Food
larvae feed on grasses (Poaceae)
Internet References
pinned adult image by John Glaser, plus common name reference, dates and locations (Larry Line, Maryland)
distribution in Canada listing provinces of occurrence (U. of Alberta, using CBIF data)