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Hodges #8701 - Zale confusa - Zale confusa

Hodges #8701 - Zale confusa - Zale confusa
Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, USA
May 31, 2015
Size: Forewing ~22mm
Raised from a caterpillar picked from the outside wall of our home on April 20, 2015. Caterpillar was raised on needles of Shortleaf Pine (Pinus echinata) and presumably Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda): Accessible twigs from young trees of both species were available close-by and I did not pay attention to species when gathering one. ID of moth was confirmed by Jason Roberts, but he needed a photo of the hindwing to be sure it's not Zale submediania. Such a picture I had available (see linked photo: regrettably, it was taken under bad lighting conditions and of the moth after I had damaged its forewings when recapturing it after it had escaped).
This is the first image record for Florida in BugGuide.

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