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Species Zanclognatha pedipilalis - Grayish Zanclognatha - Hodges#8348

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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 Herminiinae (Litter Moths)
Genus Zanclognatha
Species pedipilalis (Grayish Zanclognatha - Hodges#8348)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Zanclognatha pedipilalis (Guenée, 1854)
see genus page for discussion on Zanclognatha vs. Polypogon classification
Adult: FW uniformly gray; terminal line is solid instead of dotted and the subterminal line is straight, stopping short of the apex.
Larvae: See "Preliminary key to Zanclognatha larvae" (1)
southeastern Canada and northeastern US; also occurs in Alberta
on or near the forest floor
adults fly from May to August
larvae feed on dead leaves in deciduous woods
See Also
Macrochilo litophora - Reniform marked by two dots when visible. Fringe can have somewhat metallic reflection.
Zanclognatha obscuripennis and Zanclognatha cruralis - st. line reaches coastal margin.
Print References
Grote, A.R., 1872. Descriptions of North American Noctuidae, No. 2. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 4: 96.
Internet References
Images and Info (Moth Photographers Group)
Images and Info (Barcoding Life)
Identifaction and other info (E. H. Strickland Museum)
Works Cited
1.A new Zanclognatha from eastern North America and a preliminary key to the larvae of the genus...
Wagner, D.L. & T.L. McCabe. 2011. ZooKeys 149: 89-101.