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Species Zale bethunei - Bethune's Zale - Hodges#8705

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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 Erebinae
Tribe Omopterini
Genus Zale
Species bethunei (Bethune's Zale - Hodges#8705)
Hodges Number
8705
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Zale bethunei (Smith, 1908)
original combination Phaeocyma bethunei Smith, 1908 (description)
* phylogenetic sequence #931040
Size
Wingspan 3.1-4 cm(1)
Identification
Solid black median band; warm brown blotch beyond reniform spot. (2)
Range
from at least Ohio to southern New Jersey, south to the Carolinas and Tennessee(3)
Season
Two broods: March-June; late July-August
Food
Virginia pine(3)
See Also
Similar to Brown-Spotted Zale and Gray-Banded Zale (Z. squamularis), but shading darker brown and pattern more diffuse(1)
Print References
Smith, John B. (1908) A REVISION OF SOME SPECIES OF NOCTUIDAE HERETOFORE REFERRED TO THE GENUS HOMOPTERA BOISDUVAL p.260 (PDF download)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - species page
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America
Charles V. Covell, Jr. 2005.
2.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.
3.Owlet Caterpillars of Eastern North America
David L. Wagner. 2011. Princeton University Press.