Dusky Brocade (Apamea remissa)*
*Ben Sale has commented on our Facebook page and has informed us that our Nutmeg is actually a Dusky Brocade (Apamea remissa). The two moths are remarkably similar, though the Dusky Brocade has a more kidney- or oval-shaped mark on the upper (lower in the picture) part of the forewing, while the Nutmeg has a more circular mark. The Dusky Brocade's scientific name has no discernible correlation to the moth. Apamea is a town in Asia Minor, and remissus 'sent back, relaxed, loose, of cheerful or gay temperament' does little to describe the behavior or coloration of the moth. Though we falsely identified this moth the first time, the Dusky Brocade is still new to Shandy Hall, so it can replace the Nutmeg as number 272!
- Post by Jane Wu