New York Natural Heritage Program
An Apamea Moth
Apamea inordinata (Morrison, 1875)
Insects
Apamea inordinata David Reed
Family: Owlet Moths (Noctuidae)

State Protection: Not Listed
The species is not listed or protected by New York State.

Federal Protection: Not Listed

State Rarity Rank: S1
A State Rarity Rank of S1 means: Typically 5 or fewer occurrences, very few remaining individuals, acres, or miles of stream, or some factor of its biology makes it especially vulnerable in New York State.

Global Rarity Rank: GU
A Global Rarity Rank of GU means: Unrankable - Currently unrankable due to lack of information or due to substantially conflicting information about status or trends.


Did you know?
Apamea inordinata is included in a group of moths composed largely of North American apameine and noctuine Noctuidae. Most moths in this group are strong fliers. Individuals can easily travel a kilometer in half an hour, and 10 kilometers in a night.

State Ranking Justification [-]
Forbes (1948) reported that this moth was extremely local. There are only two recent records of the moth in New York despite much trapping effort on the east end of Long Island near historical localities.

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