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Unresolved name

Rustic Shoulder Knot, Pale Banded Quaker

Apamea sordens finitima (Gn.)

Conservation Status

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Widespread and uncommon.
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Cyclicity

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late May-July
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Distribution

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Holarctic; in NA from NFLD and NJ west to the Vancouver Island, north to AK and south through MT to ?
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General Description

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A medium-sized moth (3.5-3.7 cm. ws), FW grey sometimes bluish tinted, median area darker, red-brown. The reniform and orbicular spots pale, the reniform with some dark filling in the lower half. A short, sharp black basal dash, and the claviform a black loop extending out from the AM line. HW grey brown, darker toward the margin and on veins, and a discal crescent The male has two large hair pencils on the base of the abdomen, and there is a sharp, thick spine on the sacculus. Antennae simple; sexes similar.
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Habitat

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Open areas and edges.
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Trophic Strategy

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Wheat, wild rice, corn and timothy, other grasses and sedges.
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