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Species Apamea commoda - Hodges#9359

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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 commoda (Apamea commoda - Hodges#9359)
Hodges Number
9359
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
A. c. parcata was formerly 9358 prior to being sunk in A. commoda
Identification
Two very different forms. A medium-sized very dark chocolate or red-brown moth, dusted and shaded with blackish. FW veins black with a few light scales, pattern normal, black where visible, but often lost. Lines fine, single, scalloped, the claviform a small loop, the orb. and ren. often vaguely marked by pale scales, sometimes obsolete. ST obscure, but usually indicated by prceding black wedges. HW sooty brown, with darkening along the veins and a discal mark, fringes paler. Antennae simple; sexes similar.
Habitat
Open woodlands, meadows and grasslands
Season
June-July