|scientific name Apamea commoda |
common name Southern Quaker
Open woodlands, meadows and grasslands.
Two very different forms. A medium-sized very dark chocolate or red-brown moth, dusted and shaded with blackish. FW veins black with a few light scales, pattern normal, black where visible, but often lost. Lines fine, single, scalloped, the claviform a small loop, the orb. and ren. often vaguely marked by pale scales, sometimes obsolete. ST obscure, but usually indicated by prceding black wedges. HW sooty brown, with darkening along the veins and a discal mark, fringes paler.
Antennae simple; sexes similar.
NS west across southern Canada to southen BC, north to AK and YT, and south at least into MT.
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