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Species Zale buchholzi - Hodges#8706

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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 buchholzi (Zale buchholzi - Hodges#8706)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Zale buchholzi McDunnough, 1943
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of New Jersey lepidopterist and collector Otto Buchholz (1874-1958).
Larvae to 4 cm . (1)
Similar to Zale helata but more uniformly brown.
Atlantic Coastal Plain from New Jersey to Florida and along the Gulf Coast to Texas. (1)
Pinelands. (1)
Larval hosts are pitch and pond pine in New Jersey; apparently associated with loblolly and longleaf pines southward. (1)
Print References
McDunnough, J., 1943. A revision of the Obliqua metata group of the genus Zale (lepidoptera, Phalaenidae). The Canadian Entomologist, 75: 146-158
Works Cited
1.Owlet Caterpillars of Eastern North America
David L. Wagner. 2011. Princeton University Press.