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Species Papaipema aweme - Aweme Borer Moth - Hodges#9504

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 Papaipema (Borer Moths)
Species aweme (Aweme Borer Moth - Hodges#9504)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Papaipema aweme (Lyman, 1908)
Gortyna aweme Lyman, 1908
Phylogenetic sequence #932507 (1)
Explanation of Names
Specific name refers to the holotype collection site.
Holotype wingspan 36 mm.
Specimens in collections 33-37 mm.
Lyman (1908) original description as Gortyna aweme, and the Hampson (1910) revised description as Papaipema aweme are both online in the print references.
Limited number of collected species from Manitoba, Ontario, New York and Michigan.
Holotype from Aweme, Manitoba, Canada (Norman Criddle).
The main flight period appears to be August and September.
Larval host and immature stages unknown. [Needs to be updated based on article by Johnson et al. 2017. Natural history and distribution of Papaipema aweme (Noctuidae). J. Lep. Soc. 71(4):199-210.]
COSEWIC Assessment and Status Report on the Aweme Borer Papaipema aweme in Canada: Endangered. 2006 PDF
"In Ontario, the Aweme Borer Moth receives protection from the Endangered Species Act, 2007" [Gary Anweiler 2006]
Print References
Hampson, G.F.,1910. Noctuidae. Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum: 81.
Lyman, H.H., 1908. Recent work among the borers. The Canadian Entomologist, 40(8): 254.