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scientific name    Zanclognatha pedipilalis    

common name     Grayish Zanclognatha

Wooded areas.

One record, for an adult in early September.

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.

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.

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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