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932350 – 9382   Apamea devastator (Brace, 1819)
             Glassy Cutworm
© Dick Wilson© Jim Moore
Distribution: Type locality (speciosa): Cambridge, MA.
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  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Phalaena devastator Brace, 1819
Noctua abjecta Guenée, 1852
Mamestra contenta Walker, 1856
Mamestra ordinaria Walker, 1856
Polia speciosa Morrison, 1875
  • 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. 90; pl. 7.13-18. order or free PDF
  • Morrison, H.K., 1875. Descriptions of new Noctuidae. Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History, 17: 137.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 53.16m, 53.17m; p. 295. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths
Apamea devastator
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Apamea devastator
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Apamea devastator
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Apamea devastator
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Apamea devastator
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Apamea devastator
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Apamea devastator
© Jim Moore
Apamea devastator
39mm – © Jim Vargo
Apamea devastator
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