Species Details

Apamea sordens finitima

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Common NameRustic Shoulder Knot, Pale-banded Quaker Seasonalitylate May-July IdentificationA medium-sized moth (3.5-3.7 cm. ws), FW grey sometimes bluish tinted, median area darker, red-brown. The reniform and orbicular spots pale, the reniform with some dark filling in the lower half. A short, sharp black basal dash, and the claviform a black loop extending out from the AM line. HW grey brown, darker toward the margin and on veins, and a discal crescent The male has two large hair pencils on the base of the abdomen, and there is a sharp, thick spine on the sacculus. Antennae simple; sexes similar.

Scientific Name Apamea sordens finitima Common Name Rustic Shoulder Knot, Pale-banded Quaker Habitat Open areas and edges. Seasonality late May-July Identification
A medium-sized moth (3.5-3.7 cm. ws), FW grey sometimes bluish tinted, median area darker, red-brown. The reniform and orbicular spots pale, the reniform with some dark filling in the lower half. A short, sharp black…
A medium-sized moth (3.5-3.7 cm. ws), FW grey sometimes bluish tinted, median area darker, red-brown. The reniform and orbicular spots pale, the reniform with some dark filling in the lower half. A short, sharp black basal dash, and the claviform a black loop extending out from the AM line. HW grey brown, darker toward the margin and on veins, and a discal crescent The male has two large hair pencils on the base of the abdomen, and there is a sharp, thick spine on the sacculus. Antennae simple; sexes similar.
Conservation Widespread and uncommon. Diet Info Wheat, wild rice, corn and timothy, other grasses and sedges. Range Holarctic; in NA from NFLD and NJ west to the Vancouver Island, north to AK and south through MT to ? Notes
Treated by Holland and Forbes as a race of the Palearctic A. basilinea; more recently placed as a ssp. of the Paleartic A. sordens by Kononenko et al, 1989. Western material, including Canadian prairie specimens, have…
Treated by Holland and Forbes as a race of the Palearctic A. basilinea; more recently placed as a ssp. of the Paleartic A. sordens by Kononenko et al, 1989. Western material, including Canadian prairie specimens, have been treated as a separate ssp., A. s. cerivana, a slightly greyer form. Normal darker sordens is reported to reappear in southern BC. Rustic Shoulder Knot is the name used for nominate form in Europe.

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"Apamea sordens finitima, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-6327. Accessed 08 Dec. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Noctuoidea Family Noctuidae Subfamily Amphipyrinae Genus Apamea Species Apamea sordens finitima
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