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Species Zale phaeocapna - Hodges#8698

Moth - Zale phaeocapna large inchworm on maple - Zale phaeocapna Pennsylvania Moth - Zale phaeocapna Zale phaeocapna Zale moth - Zale phaeocapna Zale moth - Zale phaeocapna Erebidae - Zale phaeocapna Hazel Zale (Zale phaeocapna) ??? - Zale phaeocapna
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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 phaeocapna (Zale phaeocapna - Hodges#8698)
Hodges Number
8698
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Zale phaeocapna Franclemont, 1950
* phylogenetic sequence #931033
Season
This is an early-season moth. If it is seen after the end of April, it is highly unlikely to be Zale phaeocapna and is probably Z. galbanata.
Food
Corylus cornuta, Corylus americana, Hamamelis virginiana, Ostrya virginiana
Internet References
PDF - Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society by Tim L. McCabe - including hosts, biology and distribution