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Species Apamea digitula - Hodges#9364.1

Unknown noctuid - Apamea digitula Unknown noctuid - Apamea digitula
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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 digitula (Apamea digitula - Hodges#9364.1)
Hodges Number
9364.1
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Apamea digitula Mustelin & Mikkola, 2006 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence # 932315
Numbers
There are 64 described Apamea species in America north of Mexico.(2)
Size
Forewing length 16-19 mm. (3)
Identification
Apamea sordens and A. digitula can only be separated by dissection or DNA.(3), (4)
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (5)
Range
Oregon to southern California.
Moth Photographers Group has New Mexico included in the range.
Season
Adults fly from May through June.(4)
Food
Larvae feed on various grasses.(4)
See Also
Compare to others on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Mikkola, K., J.D. Lafontaine, & J.D. Gill, 2009. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 26.9: p. 52; pl. 2.30-32.(6)
Powell, J.A., and P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. pl. 53.14, p. 295.(4)
Works Cited
1.Taxonomy of southern California Erebidae and Noctuidae (Lepidoptera) with descriptions of twenty one new species
Tomas Mustelin. 2006. Zootaxa 1278: 1–47.
2.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 .
3.Pacific Northwest Moths
4.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
5.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems
6.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.