Attributes of Thysania zenobia

Owl Moth
Thysania zenobia Cramer, 1777

Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Erebinae
Identification: Outer margins of gray forewing and hindwing scalloped. Many zigzag lines make it distinctive. Black streaks in male, absent in female.
Wing Span: 10-15 cm.
Life History:
Flight: September-November northward, and all months in southern Florida and southern Texas.
Caterpillar Hosts: Possibly legumes.
Adult Food:
Habitat:
Range: Tropical. Regularly present from Florida to Texas, straying northward rarely to Maine, southern Ontario, Michigan, and Missouri.
Conservation:
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs:
Taxonomy Notes:

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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
August 14, 2014 M.Zumbehl Bexar County, Texas, United States August 15, 2014 Details
December 21, 2013 LLJohnson Dominican Republic July 06, 2014 Details
November 19, 2013 Allan Finlayson Mayabeque, Cuba December 01, 2013 Details
September 11, 2013 Ceimusic Bexar County, Texas, United States September 11, 2013 Details
August 07, 2012 KKB530 Ector County, Texas, United States March 19, 2013 Details
August 30, 2012 jeanie.in.south.texas Hidalgo County, Texas, United States November 13, 2012 Details
September 14, 2012 queeenbeee Bexar County, Texas, United States November 13, 2012 Details
August 17, 2012 moth1234 Saskatchewan, Canada August 31, 2012 Details
August 14, 2009 Edward J Komperda III Chenango County, New York, United States August 08, 2011 Details
November 15, 2010 legacy.reporter (Angela) Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States November 16, 2010 Details
September 03, 1983 legacy.reporter (Martinez) Bernalillo County, New Mexico, United States September 24, 2008 Details
September 06, 2008 legacy.reporter (Dick Holland) Bernalillo County, New Mexico, United States September 24, 2008 Details
July 28, 2004 legacy.reporter (C Sperlich, J Sperlich) Brookings County, South Dakota, United States April 22, 2008 Details
July 31, 1979 legacy.reporter Grady County, Oklahoma, United States April 22, 2008 Details
September 08, 1986 legacy.reporter Grady County, Oklahoma, United States April 22, 2008 Details
October 12, 1988 legacy.reporter (Connie Elpers) Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States April 22, 2008 Details
November 05, 2007 legacy.reporter (Shirley Murphy) Hidalgo County, Texas, United States November 28, 2007 Details
April 26, 1979 legacy.reporter Washington County, Arkansas, United States October 05, 2007 Details
September 12, 1964 legacy.reporter Washington County, Arkansas, United States October 05, 2007 Details
August 17, 1964 legacy.reporter Washington County, Arkansas, United States October 05, 2007 Details
October 31, 1970 legacy.reporter Washington County, Arkansas, United States October 05, 2007 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Travis County, United States October 05, 2007 Details
January 01, 1950 rickgillmore (Richard Gillmore) Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States October 05, 2007 Details
October 08, 1983 legacy.reporter (David Lockwood) Pickens County, South Carolina, United States October 05, 2007 Details
September 09, 1923 legacy.reporter (D.W. Farquhar) Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States October 05, 2007 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter (D.W. Farquhar) Providence County, Rhode Island, United States October 05, 2007 Details
September 16, 2001 legacy.reporter (Jeffrey D Prill) Peoria County, Illinois, United States October 04, 2007 Details
August 24, 2004 legacy.reporter (Gary M. Marrone) Stanley County, South Dakota, United States October 04, 2007 Details
August 02, 1997 legacy.reporter (C. Bordelon & E. Knudson) Cameron County, Texas, United States October 04, 2007 Details
November 17, 1998 legacy.reporter (Charles W. Bordelon, Jr.) Cameron County, Texas, United States October 04, 2007 Details
October 04, 2001 legacy.reporter (Charles R. Sassine) Texas, Nueces County, United States October 04, 2007 Details
September 27, 2003 legacy.reporter (Greg D. Muise) Texas, United States, Uvalde County October 04, 2007 Details
September 21, 1999 legacy.reporter (Leslie A. Ferge) Bayfield County, Wisconsin, United States October 04, 2007 Details
September 21, 2007 legacy.reporter (Mary Clark) Reno County, Kansas, United States October 03, 2007 Details
September 25, 2003 legacy.reporter (Karen Martin) Bexar County, Texas, United States October 03, 2007 Details
October 30, 2004 legacy.reporter (Gwyn Carmean) Cameron County, Texas, United States October 03, 2007 Details
November 11, 2005 legacy.reporter (Brush Freeman) Calhoun County, Texas, United States October 03, 2007 Details
October 13, 1951 legacy.reporter (Ohio Lepidopterists' Society) Crawford County, Ohio, United States October 03, 2007 Details
October 01, 1953 legacy.reporter (Ohio Lepidopterists' Society) Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States October 03, 2007 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter (Ohio Lepidopterists' Society) Montgomery County, Ohio, United States October 03, 2007 Details
September 03, 1890 legacy.reporter (Ohio Lepidopterists' Society) Seneca County, Ohio, United States October 03, 2007 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter (Vernon Antoine Brou Jr.) West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, United States October 03, 2007 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter (Vernon Antoine Brou Jr.) St John The Baptist Parish, Louisiana, United States October 03, 2007 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter (Vernon Antoine Brou Jr.) Ascension Parish, Louisiana, United States October 03, 2007 Details
August 12, 1996 legacy.reporter (James Mouw) Hardin County, Iowa, United States October 03, 2007 Details
September 16, 2001 legacy.reporter (Jeffrey D Prill) Peoria County, Illinois, United States October 03, 2007 Details
August 24, 2004 legacy.reporter (Gary M. Marrone) Stanley County, South Dakota, United States October 03, 2007 Details
August 02, 1997 legacy.reporter (C. Bordelon & E. Knudson) Cameron County, Texas, United States October 03, 2007 Details
November 17, 1998 legacy.reporter (Charles W. Bordelon, Jr.) Cameron County, Texas, United States October 03, 2007 Details
October 04, 2001 legacy.reporter (Charles R. Sassine) Texas, Nueces County, United States October 03, 2007 Details