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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Amphiesmenoptera
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Cladus: Coelolepida
Cladus: Myoglossata
Cladus: Neolepidoptera
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Cladus: Eulepidoptera
Cladus: Ditrysia
Cladus: Apoditrysia
Cladus: Obtectomera
Cladus: Macroheterocera
Superfamilia: Noctuoidea

Familia: Erebidae
Subfamilia: Erebinae
Tribus: Omopterini
Genus: Zale
Species: Z. aeruginosa – Z. bethunei – Z. buchholzi – Z. calycanthata – Z. chisosensis – Z. colorado – Z. confusa – Z. curema – Z. declarans – Z. duplicata – Z. edusina – Z. exhausta – Z. fictilis – Z. galbanata – Z. helata – Z. horrida – Z. insuda – Z. intenta – Z. lunata – Z. lunifera – Z. metata – Z. metatoides – Z. minerea – Z. obliqua – Z. obsita – Z. perculta – Z. peruncta – Z. phaeocapna – Z. rubi – Z. rubiata – Z. sabena – Z. setipes – Z. smithi – Z. squamularis – Z. strigimacula – Z. submediana – Z. termina – Z. undularis – Z. unilineata – Z. viridans

Zale (ICZNa) Hübner, 1818

Type species: Zale horrida Hübner, 1818

Lemur Hübner, 1808 (suppr. ICZN 798)
Phaeocyma Hübner, 1818
Omoptera Guérin-Méneville, 1832
Xylis Guenée, 1852
Ypsia Guenée, 1852
Nephelina Kirby, 1897


Lafontaine, J.D. & Schmidt, B.C. 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico. Zookeys 40: 1–239. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.40.414 Reference page.
Schmidt, B.C. 2010: Taxonomic reassessment of Zale lunifera (Hübner) (Erebidae, Erebinae). In: Schmidt, B.C.; Lafontaine, J.D. (eds) Contributions to the systematics of New World macro-moths II. ZooKeys, 39: 99–106. ISSN: 1313-2970 (online) ISSN: 1313-2989 (print) DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.39.431

Zale is a genus of moths in the family Erebidae erected by Jacob Hübner in 1818.

Palpi with second joint reaching vertex of head, and short third joint. Antennae of male with short fasciculate (bundled) cilia. Metathorax with a slight tuft. Abdomen with prominent dorsal tufts. Tibia of male heavily hairy. Mid tibia spined. Larva with four pairs of abdominal prolegs, where the first two pairs aborted or rudimentary.[1]

Zale aeruginosa Guenée, 1852 – green-dusted zale moth
Zale bethunei J. B. Smith, 1908 – Bethune's zale moth
Zale buchholzi McDunnough, 1943 – Buchholz's zale moth
Zale calycantha J. E. Smith, 1797 – double-banded zale moth
Zale chisosensis Blanchard & Franclemont, 1982
Zale colorado J. B. Smith, 1908
Zale confusa McDunnough, 1940
Zale curema J. B. Smith, 1908 – black-eyed zale moth or northeastern pine zale moth
Zale declarans Walker, 1858
Zale duplicata Bethune, 1865 – pine false looper moth, banded similar-wing moth, or grey similar-wing moth
Zale edusina Harvey, 1875
Zale exhausta Guenée, 1852
Zale fictilis Guenée, 1852
Zale galbanata Morrison, 1876 – maple zale moth
Zale helata J. B. Smith, 1908 – brown-spotted zale moth
Zale horrida Hübner, 1818 – horrid zale moth
Zale insuda J. B. Smith, 1908
Zale intenta (Walker, [1858])
Zale lunata Drury, 1773 – lunate zale moth
Zale lunifera Hübner, 1818 – bold-based zale moth
Zale meriata (Martyn, 1797)[2]
Zale metata J. B. Smith, 1908
Zale metatoides McDunnough, 1943 – washed-out zale moth or jack pine false looper
Zale minerea Guenée, 1852 – colorful zale moth
Zale obliqua Guenée, 1952 – oblique zale moth
Zale obsita (Guenée, 1852)
Zale perculta Franclemont, 1964 – Okefenokee zale moth
Zale peruncta (Guenée, 1852)
Zale phaeocapna Franclemont, 1950
Zale rubi H. Edwards, 1881
Zale rubiata J. B. Smith, 1908
Zale rufosa Hampson, 1913
Zale sabena Schaus, 1901
Zale smithi Haimbach, 1928
Zale squamularis Drury, 1773 – gray-banded zale moth
Zale strigimacula Guenée, 1852
Zale submediana Strand, 1917– gray spring zale moth
Zale termina Grote, 1883
Zale undularis Drury, 1773 – black zale moth
Zale unilineata Grote, 1876 – one-lined zale moth
Zale viridans Guenée, 1852


Hampson, G. F. (1894). The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma: Moths Volume II. Taylor and Francis – via Biodiversity Heritage Library.

"Zale meriata (Martyn, 1797)". Discover Life. Retrieved January 23, 2019.

Pitkin, Brian & Jenkins, Paul. "Search results Family: Noctuidae". Butterflies and Moths of the World. Natural History Museum, London.
Savela, Markku (ed.). "Zale Hübner, 1818". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved January 23, 2019.

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