Zale (moth)

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Bold-based Zale (Zale lunifera)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Tribe: Omopterini
Genus: Zale
Hübner, 1818
  • Omoptera Guérin-Méneville, 1832
  • Homoptera Guenee, 1852
  • Nephelina Kirby, 1897
  • Phaeocyma Hubner, 1818
  • Xylis Guenee, 1852
  • Ypsia Guenee, 1852

Zale is a genus of moths in the Erebidae family.


Palpi with second joint reaching vertex of head, and short third joint. Antennae of male with short fasciculate 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 meriata


  1. ^ Hampson G. F. (1892). "The Fauna Of British India Including Ceylon And Burma Moths Vol-ii". Digital Library of India. p. 558. Retrieved 4 July 2016.