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Erebidae
930494.008347Zanclognatha obscuripennis (Grote, 1872) – Dark Zanclognatha

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).
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Herminia obscuripennis Grote, 1872
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
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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