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Species Zale obliqua - Hodges#8699

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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 obliqua (Zale obliqua - Hodges#8699)
Hodges Number
8699
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Zale obliqua (Guenée, 1852)
original combination Phaeocyma obliqua Guenée, 1852 (redescription Smith)
* phylogenetic sequence #931034
Size
wingspan 37-48mm (Smith, 1908)
larva to 45mm(1)
Range
probably throughout the Atlantic coast region to Canada and westward to the Mississippi (Smith, 1908). Also Texas, probably not present in the northern Great Lakes(1)
Habitat
barens, plantations, pinelands, and mixed-pine woodlands(1)
Food
pitch pine in the north and probably loblolly, pond, and longleaf pine in the south(1)
Print References
Smith, John B. (1908) A revision of some species of Noctuidae heretofore referred to the genus Homoptera Boisduval. p. 247 (2)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - species page
Info and Images at Barcoding Life
Works Cited
1.Owlet Caterpillars of Eastern North America
David L. Wagner. 2011. Princeton University Press.
2.A revision of some species of Noctuidae heretofore referred to the genus Homoptera (Boisduval)
John B. Smith. 1908. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 35: 209-275.