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Species Apamea contradicta - Northern Banded Quaker - Hodges#9394

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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 contradicta (Northern Banded Quaker - Hodges#9394)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Apamea contradicta (Smith, 1895)
Trichoplexia exornata Smith, 1895
Phylogenetic sequence # 93235
There are 64 named Apamea species in America north of Mexico. (1)
Wingspan 38-45 mm.
Distinctive orange-brown forewing has a darker median area within two curved black transverse lines. The sexes are nearly identical.
Photo of specimen from MNT Lepidoptera Collection
Leg. Henry Hensel
Newfoundland and Labrador west to Alberta and south to Colorado.
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Boreal forests.
Records of adults are mostly from June to August. (2)
Larval host is unknown but other Apamea feed on the seed heads of grasses.
Print References
Mikkola, K., J.D. Lafontaine & J.D. Gill, 2009. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 26.9: p. 100; pl. 8.22-24.(3)
Works Cited
1.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.The Moths of America North of Mexico. Fascicle 26.9. Noctuoidea, Noctuidae: Apameini (Part).
Mikkola, Kauri, J. Donald Lafontaine, Jocelyn Gill. 2009. Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.