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Species Apamea unita - Hodges#9355

Apamea unita - Hodges #9355 - Apamea unita possible Apamea unita - Apamea unita
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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 unita (Apamea unita - Hodges#9355)
Hodges Number
9355
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Apamea unita (Smith, 1904)
Size
FWL ≈ 15-20mm (a)
Range
Pacific Northwest
Habitat
This species is found in dry, open conifer forests and mountain meadows at higher elevations in the Rocky Mountain region. It appears to be very rare.
Season
July - August (a)
See Also
Apamea spaldingi - orbicular spot is elongate rather than widely oval and the pale gray adjacent patch is lacking from the central median area.

Apamea occidens - PM is strongly deviated medial below the reniform spot, where it is nearly perpendicular to the outer margin, rather than evenly oblique as in A. unita
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – images of live and pinned adults
BOLD Systems - images of pinned DNA supported specimens
Pacific Northwest Moths – detailed description & images of pinned adults