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931021 – 8687   Zale fictilis (Guenée, 1852)

© Steve Nanz
Distribution: TX, FL - Smith (1908) and BOLD (2020)
Type locality: "Cayenne?"
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Homoptera fictilis Guenée, 1852
Homoptera gradata Walker, 1858
Homoptera guadulpensis Guenée, 1852
Homoptera posterior Walker, 1858
Homoptera terrosa Guenée, 1852
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Guenée, M.A., 1852. Noctuelites, 3. Histoire Naturelle des Insectes. Species Général des Lépidoptères, 7: 10.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • 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): 222.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Zale fictilis
45mm – © Jim Vargo
Zale fictilis
45mm – © Jim Vargo

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