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Species Apamea maxima - Hodges#9337

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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 maxima (Apamea maxima - Hodges#9337)
Hodges Number
9337
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
described in 1904 by Dyar, who originally placed it in genus Polia
Identification
Adult: forewing light brown to orangish with conspicuous black outlines of reniform, orbicular, and claviform spots; claviform spot long and pointed, reaching to PM line; black basal dash, and several dark slender V-shaped markings along outer margin; hindwing pale brown with dark veins and diffuse gray shading
Range
California to British Columbia; type specimen collected in Eureka, California
Season
adults fly in June and July
See Also
other Apamea species lack conspicuous black outlines of reniform, orbicular, and claviform spots (see images of many species by Jim Vargo at MPG)
Internet References
2 pinned adult images and collection site map (All-Leps)
adult drawing [#32] by Hampson, taken from this page (U. of Massachusetts)
type specimen locality (Markku Savela, FUNET)
presence in California; list of 4 specimen records with dates and locations (U. of California at Berkeley)
presence in Oregon; list citing 8 specimens in collection, including locally collected specimens (Oregon State U.)
distribution in Canada British Columbia only (U. of Alberta, using CBIF data)