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9304948347Zanclognatha obscuripennis – Dark Zanclognatha Moth – (Grote, 1872)

© Carol Wolf
Distribution: New York to Missouri, southward to Florida and Louisiana.
Seasonality
and Size:
April-June. Two Broods. 22-32mm.
Larva and
Host Plants:
Dead leaves.
Description/
Field Marks:
AM. line straight across most of wing from below costa (Forbes' Key). Subterminal line dark, edged outwardly with yellow. (Forbes and Covell)
Similar Species: 8352 - Zanclognatha jacchusalis has an obviously waved am. line and a straight, yellow subterminal line (which may have a few dark scales edging it).
References
Zanclognatha obscuripennis
© Bob Patterson
Zanclognatha obscuripennis
© Jerry Armstrong
Zanclognatha obscuripennis
© Audrey Hoff
Zanclognatha obscuripennis
©Ken Childs
Zanclognatha obscuripennis
- 25mm – © Jim Vargo
Zanclognatha obscuripennis
- 25mm – © Jim Vargo

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