Zanclognatha laevigata

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Zanclognatha laevigata
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Genus: Zanclognatha
Species: Z. laevigata
Binomial name
Zanclognatha laevigata
(Grote, 1872)
Synonyms
  • Polypogon laevigata Grote, 1872
  • Zanclognatha modestalis Dyar, 1903 (form)
  • Zanclognatha reversata Dyar, 1903 (form)
  • Zanclognatha obsoleta J. B. Smith, 1884 (form)

The Variable Zanclognatha (Zanclognatha laevigata) is a litter moth of the Erebidae family. It was described by Grote in 1872. It is found from Manitoba to Nova Scotia, south to Florida and Missouri.

The wingspan is about 30 millimetres (1.2 in). There is one generation per year.

The larvae feed on detritus, including dead leaves.

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