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Species Zale termina - Hodges#8712

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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 termina (Zale termina - Hodges#8712)
Hodges Number
8712
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Zale termina (Grote, 1883)
original combination Phaeocyma termina Grote, 1883
synonym Phaeocyma yavapai Smith, 1908 (description)
* phylogenetic sequence #931047
Size
forewing length 1.5-1.8cm(1)
Identification
Adults - dark gray with fine lines and strong ante- and postmedial dark bands(1)
Range
Pacific Coast east to southern Colorado, New Mexico and western Texas, and only during July and August in the Pacific Northwest(1)
Food
larvae feed on various oaks and chinquapin(1)
Print References
Smith, John B. (1908) A REVISION OF SOME SPECIES OF NOCTUIDAE HERETOFORE REFERRED TO THE GENUS HOMOPTERA BOISDUVAL p.225 (PDF download)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.