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Species Zale squamularis - Gray-banded Zale Moth - Hodges#8700

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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 squamularis (Gray-banded Zale Moth - Hodges#8700)
Hodges Number
8700
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Zale squamularis (Drury, 1773)
Phalaena squammularis Drury, 1773
Phaeocyma squamularis (Smith's 1908)
Phylogenetic sequence # 931035
Numbers
Zale includes 38 species in America north of Mexico.(1)
Size
Wingspan 35-40 mm. (2)
Larvae to 45 mm. (3)
Range
Ohio to Long Island, south to Florida and Texas. (4)
Food
Larval hosts include several pine species.
See Also
Zale obliqua has a less contrasting pattern and no bluish gray band(2)
Z. helata
Works Cited
1.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .
2.Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America
Charles V. Covell, Jr. 2005.
3.The Larvae of the Phalaenidae [Noctuidae]
Samuel Ebb Crumb. 1956. U.S. Department of Agriculture Technical Bulletin 1135: 1-356.
4.Owlet Caterpillars of Eastern North America
David L. Wagner. 2011. Princeton University Press.