Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar

TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Species Zale termina - Hodges#8712

Zale termina Zale termina Unknown Geometrid - Zale termina for May, Or - Zale termina Zale termina Backyard moth - Zale termina possible- - Zale termina Zale termina  - Zale termina
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
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)
Phaeocyma termina Grote, 1883
Phaeocyma yavapai Smith, 1908
* 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)
Type locality (termina): Arizona.
Type locality (yavapai): Yavapai Co., AZ.
Food
larvae feed on various oaks and chinquapin(1)
Print References
Barnes, W. & F.H. Benjamin, 1925. Change in the synonymy of Lepidoptera arising from examination of some types in the Brooklyn Museum (Lepid., Phalaenidae and Pyralidae). Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society, 20(5): 197. (synonymy)
Grote, A.R., 1883. New species and notes on structure of moths and genera. The Canadian Entomologist, 15: 129.
Smith, J.B., 1908. A revision of some species of Noctuidae heretofore referred to the genus Homoptera Boisduval. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 35(1645): 267.
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.