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930499 – 8352   Zanclognatha marcidilinea (Grote, 1872)
             Yellowish Zanclognatha

Steve Nanz
Distribution: Nova Scotia to Missouri, southward to Florida and Arkansas.
Larva and
Host Plants:
Probably dead leaves.
Field Marks:
AM. line is obviously waved (Forbes' key). Subterminal line is straight, yellow (with perhaps a few dark scales edging it) (Forbes and Covell).
Similar Species:
  • 8347 - Zanclognatha obscuripennis has an Am. line that runs straight across the wing from below the costa, and a dark subterminal line edged outwardly with yellow.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Herminia marcidilinea Grote, 1872
Herminia jacchusalis of authors not Walker, 1859
Taxonomic Notes: Zanclognatha marcidilinea (Grote, 1872) includes as a synonym Zanclognatha jacchusalis of authors; (not Walker, 1859) in Lafontaine & Honey (2009).
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Lafontaine J.D. & M.R. Honey, 2009. Taxonomic changes to the names Zanclognatha jaccusalis and Z. ochreipennis (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Herminiinae). Lepidoptera Novae, 2: 41-43.
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
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- 28mm – Jim Vargo
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- 28mm – Jim Vargo

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