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Apamea amputatrix - Yellow-headed Cutworm Moth 9348 - Apamea amputatrix

Apamea amputatrix - Yellow-headed Cutworm Moth 9348 - Apamea amputatrix
Bay Center 98527 Willapa, Pacific County, Washington, USA
July 24, 2012
Size: wingspan ~52mm
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Apamea amputatrix - Yellow-headed Cutworm Moth 9348
Wingspan ~52mm Large
RWWA-3608 BOLD DNA: A species level match has been made.
Species with great morphological variation. See ref section.
Lars Crabo confirms ID on #1223 www.flickr.com/photos/76798465@N00/2705246210/
and comments; This is what the East Coast A. amutatrix looks like. The Brown form that is most common out here used to be called A. castanea. LaFontaine and Mikkola looked into this a few years back and discovered that A. castanea is just a west coast morph of A. amputatrix. This form is seen occasionally.
www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxon=...