Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes



Species Zale insuda - Hodges#8696

Moth #07-193 - Zale insuda Possible Zale sp ? - Zale insuda Zale sp. perhaps edusina - Zale insuda Zale insuda Zale sp.? - Zale insuda Arizona Moth - Zale insuda Zale - Zale insuda Zale chisosensis? - Zale insuda
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
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 insuda (Zale insuda - Hodges#8696)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Zale insuda (Smith, 1908)
Phaeocyma insuda Smith, 1908 (1)
* phylogenetic sequence #931031
Wingspan 31-48 mm. (1)
See original description linked under print references below. Key characteristics: females are much darker than males; substantial blue bands of shading along outside of AM and ST lines (can be more difficult to see on the darker females); AM line noticeably irregular on the cell; orbicular dot may or may not be present. (1)
Arizona to extreme SW Texas according to BOLD (2)
See Also
Zale edusina has a more acute outward angle to the forewing ST line. The pale shading when present in the AM and ST areas is described as powdered gray by Smith (1908), however it often appears bluish. Z. edusina appears to be limited to Texas.
Print References
Smith, J.B. 1908. A Revision of some species of Noctuidae heretofore referred to the genus Homoptera Boisduval. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 35: 234-236 (1)
Works Cited
1.A revision of some species of Noctuidae heretofore referred to the genus Homoptera (Boisduval)
John B. Smith. 1908. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 35: 209-275.
2.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems