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931398.009177Panthea acronyctoides – Black Zigzag Moth – (Walker, 1861)

© Mike Boone
Distribution: North America, east from Great Plains. Coniferous forests. Ssp nigra replaces nominate P. acronyctoides in foothills and mountains of western Alberta westward to central British Columbia and southward in the Rocky Mountains to Colorado. Disjunct population in Black Hills of South Dakota.
Seasonality
and Size:
June - August. Wingspan: Ssp. nigra ~ 36-42 mm. Female slightly larger. Nominal individuals are smaller.
Larva and
Host Plants:
Conifers. Ssp. nigra documented on Lodgepole pines.
Similar Species: See also 9182 - P. furcilla
References
Data compiled and contributed by Steve Scott from references cited.

Panthea acronyctoides
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Panthea acronyctoides
© Nelson Poirier
Panthea acronyctoides
© Nelson Poirier
Panthea acronyctoides
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Panthea acronyctoides
© Gary Anweiler
Panthea acronyctoides
CBIF
Panthea acronyctoides
© Gary Anweiler
Panthea acronyctoides
34mm – © Jim Vargo
Panthea acronyctoides
© Canadian National Collection LG


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