Family: Owlet Moths (Noctuidae)
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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.
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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.
The short-term trend for this species in New York State is unknown. One individual was documented on one occasion on Robins Island in 1997. The species was also captured on eastern Long Island in 2007.
The long-term trend for this species is unknown. Forbes (1948) reported that the moth was extremely local. Despite much trapping effort on the east end of Long Island near historical localities, there are only a few recent records of the species.