Lunate Zale (Zale lunata)

Lunate Zale (Zale lunata)

The Lunate Zale is a species of moth of the family Noctuidae. It is found in the East of North America. The wingspan is 40–55 mm. The moth flies from March to September depending on the location.

Adults – quite variable with both fore- and hindwings dark brown with shades of yellow, red brown and black, sometimes with white or silver marginal patches.

Photographed in Connecticut; 10/5/18

Hosts: The larvae feed on various deciduous trees, such as Maple, Willow and Prunus.

Note: common

Zale lunata

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