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Species Zale strigimacula - Hodges#8686

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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 Erebinae
Tribe Omopterini
Genus Zale
Species strigimacula (Zale strigimacula - Hodges#8686)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Zale strigimacula (Guenée, 1852)
* phylogentic sequence #931019
Explanation of Names
Zale strigimacula (Guenée, 1852), known only from southern TX and south, is returned to the list (Schmidt & Lafontaine, per. comm., 8/1/2017) after having previously been removed in Lafontaine & Schmidt 2015. The identity of this species is tentatively fixed based in part on type locality. (It is possible that 8686.2 Zale sp. nr. strigimacula is true Z. strigimacula, however, that species is unknown from Brazil.) Reports from TX of Z. obsita, an extralimital species now removed from the list, originally described from Brazil and also recorded from the Galapagos, refer to this species or to 8686.2 Zale sp. nr. strigimacula. Reports of Z. strigimacula from FL refer to 8685 Zale sp. nr. erilda, an undescribed species seemingly related to Z. erilda from Puerto Rico. (Z. strigimacula is tentatively represented at BOLD in BIN BOLD:AAD0033 under the name Z. strigimacula.)
See Also
Female is very similar to females of Z. lunata and Z. fictilis, probably inseparable from photos alone.
Print References
Knudson & Bordelon, 2004. (1)