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Species Zanclognatha obscuripennis - Dark Zanclognatha - Hodges#8347

Hodges#8347 - Zanclognatha obscuripennis Hodges#8347 - Zanclognatha obscuripennis Early Zanclognatha Moth - Zanclognatha obscuripennis Pennsylvania Moth  - Zanclognatha obscuripennis A beauty from last night. ID, please. - Zanclognatha obscuripennis Texas SE Gulf Coast - Zanclognatha obscuripennis Dark Zanclognatha Moth - Hodges#8347 - Dorsal  - Zanclognatha obscuripennis Zanclognatha obscuripennis - male
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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 Herminiinae (Litter Moths)
Genus Zanclognatha
Species obscuripennis (Dark Zanclognatha - Hodges#8347)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Zanclognatha obscuripennis (Grote, 1872)
Herminia obscuripennis Grote, 1872
Polypogon obscuripennis
Wingspan 22-32mm. (1)
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)
New York to Missouri, southward to Florida and Louisiana. (1)
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.
Internet References