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931049 – 8713.1   Zale intenta (Walker, 1858)

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Synonymy: Homoptera intenta Walker, 1858
Zale dealbata Strand, 1917
Zale woodi Franclemont & Todd, 1983
Homoptera woodii Grote, 1877
Taxonomic Notes: Zale intenta (Walker, [1858]) is raised from synonymy with 8713 Zale lunifera (Hübner, 1818) to full species status, ZooKeys, 39: 99-106.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Schmidt, C., 2010. Taxonomic reassessment of Zale lunifera (Hübner) (Erebidae, Erebinae). ZooKeys, 39: 99-106.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
  • Walker, F., 1857. Noctuidae. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum, 15: 1070.
Zale intenta
© Hugh McGuinness
Zale intenta
44mm - LG – © Canadian Nat'l. Coll.
Zale intenta
38mm – © Jim Vargo
Zale intenta
© Teá Montagna LG
3rd instar

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