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Species Zanclognatha laevigata - Variable Zanclognatha - Hodges#8345

Moth - Zanclognatha laevigata Z. lituralis? - Zanclognatha laevigata Erebidae: Zanclognatha laevigata? - Zanclognatha laevigata Zanclognatha laevigata Moth - Zanclognatha laevigata variable Zanclognatha - Zanclognatha laevigata - male Moth - Zanclognatha laevigata Erebidae ? - Zanclognatha laevigata
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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 laevigata (Variable Zanclognatha - Hodges#8345)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Zanclognatha laevigata (Grote(1), 1872)
Polypogon laevigata (Grote, 1872)
Herminia laevigata Grote, 1872
Zanclognatha modestalis (Dyar, 1903)
Zanclognatha reversata (Dyar, 1903)
Zanclognatha obsoleta (J. B. Smith, 1884)
Phylogenetic sequence # 930492
The genus Zanclognatha includes thirteen species listed for America, north of Mexico. (2)
Grote (1872) described the wingspan as 35-40 mm.
Adult: Original Description - see Grote, 1872, in Print References
Larvae: See "Preliminary key to Zanclognatha larvae" (3)
Adults are most common from June to August. (4)
"Dead leaves and other detritus."(5)
Print References
Grote, A.R., 1872. Descriptions of North American Noctuidae, No. 2. Transactions of the American Entomological Society. 4: 95.
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - Images of live & pinned adults (4)
CBIF - Image of pinned adult
Alberta Entomology - Image of pinned adult
Georgia Lepidoptera - Image of pinned adult