Species Details

Zale galbanata

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Common NameMaple Zale SeasonalityThe only Alberta specimen was collected on June 12, 1992. IdentificationA medium-size (3.5 cm. ws.) broad-winged light grey or yellow-brown moth. Both fore and hing wings have a very "busy" pattern of numerous zig-zag cross lines mixed with lighter and darker patches. Similar in pattern to Zale minerea, but smaller, paler, and less colorful. Like other Zale sp., color and pattern may be quite variable. Most likely to be mistaken for a geometrid moth.

Scientific Name Zale galbanata Common Name Maple Zale Habitat Shelterbelts and urban areas with maple trees; riparian maple groves. Seasonality The only Alberta specimen was collected on June 12, 1992. Identification
A medium-size (3.5 cm. ws.) broad-winged light grey or yellow-brown moth. Both fore and hing wings have a very "busy" pattern of numerous zig-zag cross lines mixed with lighter and darker patches. Similar in…
A medium-size (3.5 cm. ws.) broad-winged light grey or yellow-brown moth. Both fore and hing wings have a very "busy" pattern of numerous zig-zag cross lines mixed with lighter and darker patches. Similar in pattern to Zale minerea, but smaller, paler, and less colorful. Like other Zale sp., color and pattern may be quite variable. Most likely to be mistaken for a geometrid moth.
Life History Adults are nocturnal and come to light. The larvae are soliary defoliators of maples. Conservation Rarely collected in Alberta (one record), which is at the northeastern edge of its range Diet Info No Alberta data; elsewhere various species of maples (Acer sp.) including A. negundo, A. rubrum, and A. spicatum. In Alberta, probably A. negundo (Manitoba maple). Range Eastern North America, northwest to southern Alberta and central Montana, south to to Texas and New Mexico. In Alberta, it has been collected once, 10 km west of Drumheller.

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"Species Details - Zale galbanata, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-3775. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

Authorship

Name Anweiler, G. G.
Role species page author
Date 2003-11-18

References

Specimen Information

There are 13 specimens of this Species.

13 results plotted on map in 2 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM185236 - Zale galbanata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Stittsville Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2004-06-08

UASM185237 - Zale galbanata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Stittsville Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2004-06-08

UASM185238 - Zale galbanata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Stittsville Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2004-06-08

UASM185239 - Zale galbanata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Stittsville Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2004-06-21

UASM185240 - Zale galbanata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Stittsville Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2004-06-23

UASM185241 - Zale galbanata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Stittsville Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2003-06-28

UASM185242 - Zale galbanata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Stittsville Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2003-06-28

UASM185243 - Zale galbanata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Carp Ridge Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2003-05-09

UASM185244 - Zale galbanata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Carp Ridge Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2003-05-20

UASM185245 - Zale galbanata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Carp Ridge Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2003-06-09

UASM185246 - Zale galbanata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Carp Ridge Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2003-06-09

UASM185247 - Zale galbanata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Carp Ridge Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2003-08-05

UASM185248 - Zale galbanata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Carp Ridge Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2004-05-13

Adult Seasonal Distribution