All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Lunate Zale Moth</strong>
<em>Zale lunata</em> / Noctuid moths
Hodges #8689
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
September 18, 2009
About 2" wingspan

This moth's name is pronounced with a short "a" sound, ("zah-lay"), not a long "a" like the je...
Lunate Zale Moth
Zale lunata / Noctuid moths
Hodges #8689
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
September 18, 2009
About 2" wingspan

This moth's name is pronounced with a short "a" sound, ("zah-lay"), not a long "a" like the jewelry store of the same name! I spotted this unusual moth while I was teaching a butterfly class. When it fluttered to the leaves, I had a hard time finding it because it was so well camouflaged.

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