Species Details

Zanclognatha pedipilalis

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Common NameGrayish Zanclognatha SeasonalityOne record, for an adult in early September. IdentificationA small (2.4-3.0 cm. wingspan) delicate broad-winged moth. The wings are light grey to tan with fine dark brown lines. The antemedian line bends sharply inward near the costa. The postmedian line bends outward half way up the wing, and then turns abruptly inward halfway to the costa. The subterminal line is straight, and stops just short of the wing tip. There is also a very thin terminal line along both wings. The hindwings are slightly paler, with a single weak line across the outer third.

Scientific Name Zanclognatha pedipilalis Common Name Grayish Zanclognatha Seasonality One record, for an adult in early September. Identification
A small (2.4-3.0 cm. wingspan) delicate broad-winged moth. The wings are light grey to tan with fine dark brown lines. The antemedian line bends sharply inward near the costa. The postmedian line bends outward half…
A small (2.4-3.0 cm. wingspan) delicate broad-winged moth. The wings are light grey to tan with fine dark brown lines. The antemedian line bends sharply inward near the costa. The postmedian line bends outward half way up the wing, and then turns abruptly inward halfway to the costa. The subterminal line is straight, and stops just short of the wing tip. There is also a very thin terminal line along both wings. The hindwings are slightly paler, with a single weak line across the outer third.
Life History Little data is available. Adults are nocturnal and come to light. Conservation Apparently rare at the NW edge of its range in Alberta, but is widespread and common, elsewhere. Diet Info No Alberta data. Elsewhere reported to feed on dead leaves, including those of soybeans. Range Widespread in eastern North America, from Nova Scotia south to Florida and Mississippi, west to Alberta and Kansas. It has been collected in Alberta in the aspen parklands and northern part of the grasslands region.

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"Zanclognatha pedipilalis, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-681. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Noctuoidea Family Noctuidae Subfamily Herminiinae Genus Zanclognatha Species Zanclognatha pedipilalis
This hierarchy is created from our museum records, it may not always accurately reflect modern taxonomies.

Taxonomic Hierarchy for University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum