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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"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 21 Jan. 2022.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Noctuoidea Family Noctuidae Subfamily Amphipyrinae Genus Apamea Species Apamea contradicta
This hierarchy is created from our museum records, it may not always accurately reflect modern taxonomies.

Taxonomic Hierarchy for University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum