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932333 – 9348   Apamea amputatrix (Fitch, 1857)
             Yellow-headed Cutworm

John Davis
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Synonymy: Hadena amputatrix Fitch, 1857
Hadena amica Harris, 1863
Hadena arctica Boisduval, 1840
Hadena arctica Freyer, 1842
Hadena castanea Grote, 1874
Hadena cymosa Grote, 1881
[unknown] cymosana Strand, 1916
Hadena formosus Ellsworth, 1918
Eurois pluviosa Walker, 1865
Taxonomic Notes: Apamea amputatrix (Fitch, 1857) includes as a synonym Apamea castanea [9349].
  • 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. 70; pl. 4.32-5.5. order or free PDF
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 53.10m, 53.11m; p. 295. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths
Apamea amputatrix
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Apamea amputatrix
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Apamea amputatrix
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LG – Jim Troubridge
Apamea amputatrix
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