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Species Macalla zelleri - Zeller's Macalla - Hodges#5579

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Pyraloidea (Pyralid and Crambid Snout Moths)
Family Pyralidae (Pyralid Moths)
Subfamily Epipaschiinae
Genus Macalla
Species zelleri (Zeller's Macalla - Hodges#5579)
Hodges Number
5579
Other Common Names
Zeller's Epipaschia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Epipaschia zelleri
Pococera zelleri
described in 1876 by Grote, who originally placed it in genus Mochlocera
Size
wingspan about 24-30 mm, based on several Internet photos
Identification
Adult: forewing dark brownish-gray to AM line, paler median area, and variably medium to very dark gray beyond PM line; terminal line composed of several black dashes; hindwing brownish-gray with black dashed terminal line

Larva:
Stage VI. - Head light red with pale freckles; width 2.2 mm. Body yellow, dorsal line blackish, addorsal line gray; sides black with faint white line above and more distinct one below. Venter whitish, with traces of a subcentral blackish line on thorax. Joint 2 light red; anal feet dark red. -- Dyar, H. J. 1904. Poison Ivy Caterpillars. J. N. Y. Entomol. Soc. 12: 249-250. (google books)… Karl Hillig, 12 December, 2011
Range
Ontario and New Jersey to Florida, west to Arizona and at least Minnesota
Season
adults fly from June to August in Maryland and Ohio
Food
Food plant, Rhus radicans -- Dyar, H. J. 1904. Poison Ivy Caterpillars. J. N. Y. Entomol. Soc. 12: 249-250. (google books)… Karl Hillig, 12 December, 2011
See Also
Dimorphic Macalla (M. superatalis) forewing lacks AM line and is usually greenish to PM line
Print References
Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, Moths of Western North America, Pl. 25.2f; p. 187. (1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - species page with photographs of living and pinned adults
pinned adult image and photos of related species by Jim Vargo (Moth Photographers Group)
pinned adult image by John Glaser, plus dates and locations (Larry Line, Maryland)
pinned adult images and photos of related species (James Durbin, Iowa)
pinned adult image and collection site map showing presence in Tennessee (All-Leps)
presence in Florida; list (John Heppner, Florida State Collection of Arthropods)
presence in Texas; list (James Gillaspy, U. of Texas)
presence in Arizona; list (Bruce Walsh, Moths of Southeastern Arizona)
status and flight season in Ohio [1, 2] (Ohio State U.)
presence in Ontario; list (NHIC; Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources)
distribution listed under Pococera (Dalton State College, Georgia)