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Species Zale edusina - Hodges#8693

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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 edusina (Zale edusina - Hodges#8693)
Hodges Number
8693
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Zale edusina (Harvey, 1875)
Homoptera edusina Harvey, 1875 (1)
Synonyms
Homoptera atritincta Harvey, 1875
Zale edusinoides (Strand, 1917)
Phylogenetic sequence # 931027
Numbers
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed 39 species of the genus Zale in America north of Mexico. (2)
Size
Wingspan 30-40 mm. (1)
Identification
Determined Ed Knudson, Texas Lepidoptera Survey.
Range
Arizona to Kansas and Texas. (3), (4), (5), (6)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Season
The main flight period as February to September. (7), (1)
Remarks
Ann Hendrickson April 5, 2022: I have been dissecting this easily recognizable species trying to see if I can find another Zale sabena among my spread specimens.

Although it has not been noted here by experts, I believe that Zale edusina is extrememly sexually dimorphic with the plainer marked specimens being the females.
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group. (7)