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Species Apamea spaldingi - Spalding's Quaker - Hodges#9356

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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 spaldingi ( Spalding's Quaker - Hodges#9356)
Hodges Number
9356
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Apamea spaldingi (Smith, 1909)
Hyppa spaldingi Smith, 1909
Phylogenetic sequence # 932317
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of insect collector Thomas Utting Spalding (1866-1929) of Salt Lake City.
Size
Frorewing length 16-20 mm. (Smith), (1), (2)
Identification
The original description as Hyppa spaldingi Smith is online at the link in the print references below.
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Strong black basal dash and thick longitudinal median bar on the grey forewing.
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD) (3)
Range
British Columbia to Saskatchewan, south to Colorado and California. (4), (5), (6)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Type locality: Stockton, UT (Spalding, VI,30)
Habitat
Grasslands.
Season
Adults fly April to August. (2)
Food
Larval host is unknown but is likely short bunchgrasses (Poaceae). (1)
Print References
Smith, 1909. Journal of the New York Entomological Society. 17: 59