Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

National Moth Week was July 23-31, 2022! See moth submissions.

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Photos of insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12


Previous events


TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Species Apamea dubitans - Doubtful Apamea - Hodges#9367

Doubtful Apamea - Apamea dubitans Noctuidae: Cogitata dubitans? - Apamea dubitans Apamea dubitans- Doubtful Apamea - Apamea dubitans Doubtful Apamea - Hodges#9367 - Apamea dubitans moth - Apamea dubitans Apamea dubitans Apamea dubitans Apamea dubitans - Doubtful Apamea - Hodges#9367 - Apamea dubitans - male
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
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 dubitans (Doubtful Apamea - Hodges#9367)
Hodges Number
9367
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Apamea dubitans (Walker, 1856)
Mamestra dubitans Walker, 1856
Apamea insignata Walker, 1857
Hadena sputator Grote, 1873
Hadena sputatrix Grote, 1875
Agroperina dubitans Hampson, 1908
Xylophasia sputatrix
Phylogenetic sequence # 932344
Explanation of Names
Latin for "doubting, wavering" from dubito- "to doubt, waver"
Size
WS ≈ 40mm
Identification
Base of rose-thorns higher than wide; barrel shaped. In A. cogitata, base of rose-thorn nearly flat; much wider than high. Forbes, 1954
digitus slender, long and narrow
Range
Widely distributed
Food
Grasses
See Also
Apamea cogitata is typically not as dark. (compare images of both species)
Print References
Grote, A.R. 1873. On eight species of Noctuidae. Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences. 1: 190 - Hadena sputator
Hampson, G.F. 1908. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British museum. 7: 398 - Agroperina dubitans
Smith, J.B. 1891. Contributions toward a monograph of the Noctuidae of temperate North America. Revision of the species of Hadena referable to Xylophasia and Luperina. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 13(839):422 - Xylophasia sputatrix
Smith, J.B. 1810. Notes on North American species of Agroperina Hampson. Journal of the New York Entomological Society. 18(3): 140 - Agroperina sputatrix
Walker, F.W. 1856. Noctuidae. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. 9: 232