Apamea contradicta, the northern banded Quaker, is a moth of the family Noctuidae. It is native to northern North America, where it can be found across southern Canada from Newfoundland and Labrador west to Alberta and south to Colorado. This wingspan is 38–45 mm. The forewings are orange- brown with curving black lines, and the hindwings are grayish. The moth flies from June to July depending on the location.