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Species Apamea niveivenosa - Snowy-veined Apamea - Hodges#9374

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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 niveivenosa (Snowy-veined Apamea - Hodges#9374)
Hodges Number
9374
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Protagrotis niveivenosa
described in 1879 by Grote, who originally placed it in genus Agrotis
Explanation of Names
niveivenosa: from the Latin "niveus" (snowy) + "venosus" (veiny, full of veins); refers to the white veins on the forewing and is the origin of the suggested common name Snowy-veined Apamea
Identification
Adult: forewing dark gray with conspicuous white veins and some pale shading along costa, along inner margin, and in subterminal area; hindwing brownish-gray, shading to dirty white basally, with pale veins, dark discal dot, and pale fringe
Range
Northwest Territories and British Columbia to Nova Scotia and adjacent northern states, south in the west to Nevada and Colorado; type specimen collected in Colorado
Season
adults fly mostly in July and August
Food
larvae feed on bluegrass (Poa spp.)
Internet References
pinned adult image by G.G. Anweiler, and seasonal distribution in Alberta (Strickland Entomological Museum, U. of Alberta)
pinned adult images and collection site map showing presence in Alberta, Oregon, and Colorado (All-Leps)
distribution in Canada listing provinces and territories of occurrence (U. of Alberta, using CBIF data)
larval foodplant cited in title of master's thesis (David Keith, U. of Minnesota)
synonyms and type specimen locality (Markku Savela, FUNET)