Apamea zeta

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Apamea zeta
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Tribe: Apameini
Genus: Apamea
Species: A. zeta
Binomial name
Apamea zeta
(Treitschke, 1825)
Synonyms
  • Abromias exulis (Lefebvre, 1836)
  • Abromias zeta (Treitschke, 1825)
  • Apamea borea Herrich-Schäffer, 1852
  • Apamea exulis (Lefebvre, 1836)
  • Apamea maillardi (Geyer)
  • Apamea murrayi (Gibson, 1920)
  • Apamea nichollae (Hampson, 1908)
  • Apamea zeta carptodistincta Rakosy, Stangelmaier & Wieser, 1996
  • Apamea zeta cyanochlora Varga, 1976
  • Apamea zeta pseudopernix Varga, 1977
  • Apamea zeta sandorkovacsi Peregovits & Varga, 1984
  • Crymodes borea Guenée, 1852
  • Crymodes exulis (Lefebvre, 1836)
  • Crymodes zeta rofana Wolfberger, 1952
  • Exarnis difflua Geyer, 1837
  • Hadena exulis Lefebvre, 1836
  • Hadena gelata Lefebvre, 1836
  • Hadena zeta var. curoi Calberla, 1888
  • Noctua pernix Geyer, 1832
  • Polia clandestina Boisduval, 1928
  • Polia zeta Treitschke, 1825

Apamea zeta is a moth of the family Noctuidae. It has a Holarctic distribution, and can be found throughout the Northern Hemisphere. It occurs throughout Europe and the northern half of North America.[1]

The wingspan is 43–50 mm. The moth is quite variable, but it is often gray-green in color.[1] Adults are on wing from July to August in Britain.

The larvae are cutworms that feed on various grasses. In North America the cutworm can be found on fescues in alpine tundra habitat.[1]

Subspecies[edit]

  • Apamea zeta assimilisNorthern Arches
  • Apamea zeta cyanochlora (Bulgaria)
  • Apamea zeta downesi Mikkola, 2009 (North America)
  • Apamea zeta hellernica (Greece)
  • Apamea zeta marmorataThe Exile
  • Apamea zeta murrayi (Gibson, 1920) (North America)
  • Apamea zeta nichollae Hampson, 1908 (North America)
  • Apamea zeta pelagica Mikkola, 2009 (North America)
  • Apamea zeta sanderkovacsi (Romania)
  • Apamea zeta zeta (most of Europe)

Former subspecies Apamea zeta alticola is now considered a valid species, Apamea alticola (Smith, 1891).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Apamea zeta. Pacific Northwest Moths.

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