Species Details

Apamea contradicta

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Common NameNorthern Banded Quaker SeasonalityJune-July. IdentificationUnmistakable. A medium-size (3.8-4.5 cm. ws) moth with orange-brown FW, and with the darker median area outlined by two curved black lines. HW with a heavy dusting of grey scales, and with a fine median line. Antennae simple; sexes similar.

Scientific Name Apamea contradicta Common Name Northern Banded Quaker Habitat
Contradicta appears to favor cooler boreal forest woodlands. I have seen taken it in a calcareous fen near Edmonton (Wagner Bog), and took a number of specimens in well-drained pine-spruce forest as well as in…
Contradicta appears to favor cooler boreal forest woodlands. I have seen taken it in a calcareous fen near Edmonton (Wagner Bog), and took a number of specimens in well-drained pine-spruce forest as well as in riparian mixedwoods along Brown Creek, in the forested foothills northwest of Nordegg.
Seasonality June-July. Identification
Unmistakable. A medium-size (3.8-4.5 cm. ws) moth with orange-brown FW, and with the darker median area outlined by two curved black lines. HW with a heavy dusting of grey scales, and with a fine median line. …
Unmistakable. A medium-size (3.8-4.5 cm. ws) moth with orange-brown FW, and with the darker median area outlined by two curved black lines. HW with a heavy dusting of grey scales, and with a fine median line. Antennae simple; sexes similar.
Conservation Local and uncommon to rare. Diet Info Unknown. Most members of the genus for which there are data feed on grasses, and in particular on the seed heads of grasses. Range Across southern Canada from NFLD and LAB west to the foothills of AB, south to CO. Notes
This showy moth is apparently rather uncommon, with only one or a very few specimens taken at a time. Until recently, contradicta was placed in the genus Trichoplexia as species exornata, with Alberta populations…
This showy moth is apparently rather uncommon, with only one or a very few specimens taken at a time. Until recently, contradicta was placed in the genus Trichoplexia as species exornata, with Alberta populations further treated as ssp. contradicta. Most recently they have been moved to Apamea as sp. contradicta.

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"Species Details - Apamea contradicta, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-6326. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Specimen Information

There are 18 specimens of this Species.

18 results plotted on map in 11 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM14408 - Apamea contradicta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1927-07-24

UASM14411 - Apamea contradicta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1922-07-18

UASM14413 - Apamea contradicta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Date Collected1923-06-24

UASM14417 - Apamea contradicta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1917-06-26

UASM14425 - Apamea contradicta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1938-07-24

UASM34873 - Apamea contradicta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Redwater Collected ByLawrie, D. Date Collected2000-07-08

BIRD8068 - Apamea contradicta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Red Deer River Collected ByMengersen, E. Date Collected2000-07-10/2000-07-11

BIRD15275 - Apamea contradicta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Rocky Mountain House Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2005-07-05

BIRD15276 - Apamea contradicta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Rocky Mountain House Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2005-07-05

UASM59824 - Apamea contradicta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Caribou Mountains Wildland Park, Wentzel Lake Collected ByMacaulay, D.; Johnson, T. Date Collected2003-07-12

UASM59825 - Apamea contradicta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Caribou Mountains Wildland Park, Wentzel Lake Collected ByJohnson, T.; Vujnovic, D. Date Collected2003-07-16

UASM59826 - Apamea contradicta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Caribou Mountains Wildland Park, Wentzel Lake Collected ByJohnson, T.; Vujnovic, D. Date Collected2003-07-16

UASM59827 - Apamea contradicta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Caribou Mountains Wildland Park, Wentzel Lake Collected ByJohnson, T.; Vujnovic, D. Date Collected2003-07-16

UASM129859 - Apamea contradicta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Brown Creek Recreation Area Collected ByAnweiler, G. Date Collected1999-08-06/1999-08-08

UASM129860 - Apamea contradicta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Quebec, Schefferville Collected ByHensel, H. Date Collected1990-08-05

UASM129861 - Apamea contradicta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Brown Creek Recreation Area Collected ByAnweiler, G. Date Collected1999-08-06/1999-08-08

UASM129862 - Apamea contradicta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Mount Baldy Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1998-07-26

UASM129863 - Apamea contradicta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Mount Hamell Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1994-07-27

Adult Seasonal Distribution