Species Details

Apamea plutonia

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Common NameDusky Quaker SeasonalityJuly. IdentificationA medium-size (3.5 cm. ws) dark brown-black moth. “General effect blackish, mottled dull wood brown, with heavy black shading, mainly along veins. Ordinary lines obscure, except for double bars at costa; basal dash and dash near base of inner margin black, median dash obsolete; terminal area with fine black streaks on veins and bars between veins, the latter very heavy in fold; orb. thick, oblique, somewhat paler, ren. with whitish bar on outer edge. HW dull luteous and fuscous grey” (Forbes, 1954). Antennae simple; sexes similar. Male genitalia: Costal lobe of valve very large (much larger than in commoda), digitus good-sized but weak

Scientific Name Apamea plutonia Common Name Dusky Quaker Habitat Meadows and woodland edges. Seasonality July. Identification
A medium-size (3.5 cm. ws) dark brown-black moth. “General effect blackish, mottled dull wood brown, with heavy black shading, mainly along veins. Ordinary lines obscure, except for double bars at costa; basal dash…
A medium-size (3.5 cm. ws) dark brown-black moth. “General effect blackish, mottled dull wood brown, with heavy black shading, mainly along veins. Ordinary lines obscure, except for double bars at costa; basal dash and dash near base of inner margin black, median dash obsolete; terminal area with fine black streaks on veins and bars between veins, the latter very heavy in fold; orb. thick, oblique, somewhat paler, ren. with whitish bar on outer edge. HW dull luteous and fuscous grey” (Forbes, 1954). Antennae simple; sexes similar. Male genitalia: Costal lobe of valve very large (much larger than in commoda), digitus good-sized but weak
Conservation Local; rare Diet Info grasses. Range ME and NS west across s. Canada to Vancouver Island; south through MT to ?? The plots for SK in Fig. 9344-3 indicate the northernmost records only. Notes There are widely scattered records from SK west to southern Vancouver Island. There is no obvious reason why this moth, like many of its cogeners, is so rare

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"Species Details - Apamea plutonia, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-6328. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

Specimen Information

There are 21 specimens of this Species.

21 results plotted on map in 10 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM14176 - Apamea plutonia

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1945-07-10

UASM14181 - Apamea plutonia

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1928-07-09

UASM14182 - Apamea plutonia

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Red Deer Collected ByWhitehouse, F. C. Date Collected1916-07-18

UASM14188 - Apamea plutonia

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1916-07-19

UASM14189 - Apamea plutonia

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1916-07-16

UASM14191 - Apamea plutonia

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Date Collected1915-07-30

UASM14192 - Apamea plutonia

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1943-07-28

UASM14196 - Apamea plutonia

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1928-06-29

UASM14197 - Apamea plutonia

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1932-07-11

UASM14201 - Apamea plutonia

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Date Collected1915-07-01

UASM14211 - Apamea plutonia

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Date Collected1916-07-13

UASM14217 - Apamea plutonia

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Date Collected1918-07-26

UASM14222 - Apamea plutonia

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Date Collected1915-07-01

UASM34333 - Apamea plutonia

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Redwater Collected ByLawrie, D. Date Collected1999-07-20

UASM77786 - Apamea plutonia

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Waterton National Park Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2005-07-07

UASM130345 - Apamea plutonia

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

UASM130346 - Apamea plutonia

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Pink Mountain Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1998-06-28

UASM130347 - Apamea plutonia

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Lillooet Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1999-07-06

UASM130348 - Apamea plutonia

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Grand Bend Collected ByHudson; Wood Date Collected1936-06-26

UASM130349 - Apamea plutonia

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Langley Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1991-06-16/1991-06-22

UASM130350 - Apamea plutonia

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Port Renfrew Collected ByPage, N. Date Collected2001-06-26

Adult Seasonal Distribution