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Species Zanclognatha obscuripennis - Dark Zanclognatha - Hodges#8347

Zanclognatha obscuripennis Dark Zanclognatha Moth - Hodges#8347 - Dorsal  - Zanclognatha obscuripennis Zanclognatha obscuripennis - male Zanclognatha obscuripennis - male Zanclognatha obscuripennis - male Zanclognatha obscuripennis - male Zanclognatha obscuripennis - male Dark Zanclognatha Moth - Hodges#8347 - Dorsal  - Zanclognatha obscuripennis
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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 Herminiinae (Litter Moths)
Genus Zanclognatha
Species obscuripennis (Dark Zanclognatha - Hodges#8347)
Hodges Number
8347
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Zanclognatha obscuripennis (Grote, 1872)
Herminia obscuripennis Grote, 1872
Polypogon obscuripennis
Size
Wingspan 22-32mm. (1)
Identification
Adult - AM line straight across most of wing from below costa (Forbes' Key). PM line dark, edged outwardly with yellow (Forbes and Covell).
Larvae: See "Preliminary key to Zanclognatha larvae" (2)
Range
New York to Missouri, southward to Florida and Louisiana. (1)
Season
April-June. Two Broods. (1)
See Also
Zanclognatha cruralis - As of Jan 2015, cannot be separated using photos. See comments here and here.
Zanclognatha jacchusalis has an obviously waved am. line and a straight, yellow pm. line (which may have a few dark scales edging it). (1)
Print References
Grote, A.R., 1872. Descriptions of North American Noctuidae, No. 2. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 4: 98.
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