Apamea (moth)

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Apamea is a genus of moths in the family Noctuidae first described by Ferdinand Ochsenheimer in 1816.[1]

Apamea
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Apamea lithoxylaea
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Noctuidae
Tribe: Apameini
Genus: Apamea
Ochsenheimer, 1816
Synonyms
  • Abromias Billberg, 1820
  • Agroperina Hampson, 1908
  • Agrostobia Boie, 1835
  • Crymodes Guenée, 1841
  • Dimya Moore, 1882
  • Eleemosia Prout, 1901
  • Eurabila Butler, 1889
  • Hama Stephens, 1829
  • Heteromma Warren, 1911
  • Heterommiola Strand, 1912
  • Ommatostola Grote, 1873
  • Protagrotis Hampson, 1903
  • Septis Hübner, 1821
  • Syma Stephens, 1850
  • Trichoplexia Hampson, 1908
  • Xylophasia Stephens, 1829

Some Apamea species are pest insects. The larval Apamea niveivenosa is a cutworm known as a pest of grain crops in North America.[2] The larva of A. apamiformis is the rice worm, the most serious insect pest of cultivated wild rice in the Upper Midwest of the United States.[3]

Selected speciesEdit

Former speciesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Savela, Markku. "Apamea Ochsenheimer, 1816". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved June 14, 2019.
  2. ^ "Apamea niveivenosa". Pacific Northwest Moths.
  3. ^ Oelke, E. A. 1993. "Wild rice: Domestication of a native North American genus". p. 235-43. In: Janick, J. and J. E. Simon (eds.), New Crops. Wiley, New York.
  4. ^ Kononenko, V. (2006). Apamea permixta, sp. n., from China - the putative sister species of A. commixta (Butler) (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae: Xyleninae: Apameini). Zootaxa 1371: 37-43.

Further readingEdit

  • Butler (1881). Transactions of Entomological Society of London 1881: 174.