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Species Zale calycanthata - Double-banded Zale - Hodges#8714

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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 calycanthata (Double-banded Zale - Hodges#8714)
Hodges Number
8714
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Zale calycanthata (J.E. Smith, 1797)
Phalaena calycanthata J.E. Smith 1797
Phaeocyma calycanthata
Phaeocyma calycanthi Hubner, 1823
* phylogenetic sequence #931050
Size
Wingspan 4.2-4.5 cm. (1)
Range
Ontario to New Jersey, south to Florida and Texas, apparently a transient resident in the north. (2)
Food
Larval host is oak; captive larvae accept apple and cherry. (2)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - species page
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America
Charles V. Covell, Jr. 2005.
2.Owlet Caterpillars of Eastern North America
David L. Wagner. 2011. Princeton University Press.