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932316 – 9353   Apamea inordinata (Morrison, 1875)

David Reed
Similar Species:
  • The Eastern form is very localized (typical inordinata was described from the Boston area) and has a much darker forewing than the western form (semilunata). ~ DL
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Hadena inordinata Morrison, 1875
Hadena semilunata Grote, 1881
Xylophasia montana Smith, 1891
Apamea olympia Crabo, 2009
[unknown] columbiae Strand, 1916
Taxonomic Notes: Apamea inordinata: Includes as a subspecies Apamea semilunata [9352].
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Mikkola, K., J. D. Lafontaine & J. D. Gill, 2009. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 26.9: p. 53; pl. 2.33-39. order or free PDF
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths
Apamea inordinata
David Reed
Apamea inordinata
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