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Species Zale metatoides - Washed-out Zale - Hodges#8707

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Erebidae
Subfamily Erebinae
Tribe Omopterini
Genus Zale
Species metatoides (Washed-out Zale - Hodges#8707)
Hodges Number
8707
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Zale metatoides McDunnough, 1943
Size
wingspan 3.2-4 cm(1)
larva to 40mm(2)
Range
at least Manitoba to Maine, south to Georgia (mountains), range in Gulf Coast uncertain(2)
Habitat
barens and pine woodlands(2)
Food
larval host are hard pines such as jack, pitch, red, and Virginia(2)
Remarks
very common in the northeast and south(2)
See Also
like Z. helata but looks washed out(1)
Print References
(3)
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America
Charles V. Covell, Jr. 2005.
2.Owlet Caterpillars of Eastern North America
David L. Wagner. 2011. Princeton University Press.
3.Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America
David Beadle and Seabrooke Leckie. 2012. Houghton Mifflin.
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems