New York Natural Heritage Program
Black-eyed Zale
Zale curema (Smith, 1908)
Insects
Zale curema Canadian Biodiversity Information Facility (CBIF)
Family: Owlet Moths (Noctuidae)

State Protection: Not Listed
The species is not listed or protected by New York State.

Federal Protection: Not Listed

State Rarity Rank: SU
A State Rarity Rank of SU means: Unrankable.

Global Rarity Rank: G4
A Global Rarity Rank of G4 means: Apparently secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.


Did you know?
Zale curema inhabits pitch pine stands and the larvae feed on the new growth of the needles.

State Ranking Justification [-]
The lack of current information on this moth, especially the uncertainty as to whether it even occurs on Long Island, does not allow a state rank to be assigned and, although this species is not imminently imperiled, it probably has a limited range in New York State.

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