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Species Zale declarans - Dixie Zale - Hodges#8691

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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 declarans (Dixie Zale - Hodges#8691)
Hodges Number
8691
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Zale declarans (Walker, [1858])
original combination Homoptera declarans Walker, [1858]
synonym Homoptera uniformis Morrison, 1875
* phylogenetic sequence #931025
Size
larva to 5cm(1)
wingspan about 3.5 cm (MPG photos)
Identification
See original description by Walker under Print References below.
Larvae: Owlet Caterpillars of Eastern North America p.171 (1)
Range
North Carolina south to Florida and west to Louisiana(1)
Habitat
live oak groves, especially along the coast(1)
Food
larval host is live oak(1)
Print References
Walker, F 1856. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum 7: 1057
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - species page
Maryland Moths - very nice live moth photo
BOLD Systems - DNA sequenced specimens
Works Cited
1.Owlet Caterpillars of Eastern North America
David L. Wagner. 2011. Princeton University Press.