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Species Apamea inficita - Lined Quaker - Hodges#9369

Apamea inficita ssp. indela - Apamea inficita Apamea inficita Apamea inficita Thick, hairy, brown moth - Apamea inficita Lined Quaker - Apamea inficita Lined Quaker - Hodges#9369 - Apamea inficita genitalia - Apamea inficita - male Apamea inficita
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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 inficita (Lined Quaker - Hodges#9369)
Hodges Number
9369
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
ssp. indela
Size
3.4-3.6 cm wingspan
Identification
A medium-sized rusty-brown or yellow-brown, or ocassionaly pink moth with few markings, the most prominent being the dark, somewhat smeared and elongated reniform spot. The postmedian and subterminal lines are usually visible as faint thin dark lines, edged with paler scales. The hindwings are like the forewings in color, but paler on the basal half and darker on the distal half, with an indistinct discal mark. Male antennae setose; female simple. Sexes similar. Paradiarsia littoralis is similar but smaller and has dark grey or black hindwings and bipectinate male antennae. Until recently treated as A. indela or A. popofensis, which are now treated as subspecies of A. inficita (Troubridge and Lafontaine, in press). Older literature (i.e. Bowman, 1951) places inficita in the genus Agroperina. Species text at E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum
genitalia
Range
Newfoundland west to British Columbia, north to the Yukon and Northwest Territories and south at least to Colorado.
Habitat
Mesic meadows and woodland edges
Season
July and August
Internet References
E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum Text and pinned photographs
MPG Pinned photographs