Black Zale Moth Zale undularis Drury, 1773  Synonyms: Hodges #8695.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Lepidoptera   >   Family Erebidae   >   Genus Zale   

Description:

"Adult: wings blackish-brown to coal black with inconspicuous wavy black lines; yellowish blotch outside upper ST line is usually the only pale mark, although some individuals show whitish shading in median area, extending to inner margin of both wings" (BugGuide).

Relationships:

Host plants are locust and dogwood (Beadle, 2012).

There are 40 records in the project database.

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A Black Zale Moth in Frederick Co., Maryland (7/4/2017). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Black Zale Moth attracted to sugar bait in Calvert Co., Maryland (5/16/2014). Determined by Roger Downer/BAMONA Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Black Zale Moth in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/9/2017). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A light form of the Black Zale Moth in Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/15/2015). Verified by Hugh McGuinness/BugGuide. Photo by Emily Stanley. (MBP list)

A Black Zale Moth in Harford Co., Maryland (5/28/2018). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

A Black Zale Moth in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/17/2017). Determined by Kyhl Austin/BugGuide. Photo by Emily Stanley. (MBP list)

A Black Zale Moth in Prince George's Co., Maryland (8/1/2010). Photo by Bob Patterson. (MBP list)

Black Zale Moth in Howard Co., Maryland (5/25/2003). Photo by Larry Line. (MBP list)

A female Black Zale Moth in Howard Co., Maryland (5/18/2004). Photo by Larry Line. (MBP list)


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