Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Upcoming Events

Giving Tuesday, November 30. Please consider a gift to BugGuide!

BugGuide is a National Moth Week Partner. How to add your National Moth Week 2021 photos. July 17-25.

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

National Moth Week 2020 photos of insects and people.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Previous events


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.