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scientific name    Apamea commoda    

common name     Southern Quaker

habitat
Open woodlands, meadows and grasslands.

seasonality
June-July

identification
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.

conservation
Widespread; common

diet info
Probably grasses.

range
NS west across southern Canada to southen BC, north to AK and YT, and south at least into MT.

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=5301



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