Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1142175

Lunate Zale
Zale lunata

Observation date: August 02, 2017
Submitted by: Heather feather
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This beautiful large moth flew inside one warm summer night. While flying appeared black and gold, but upon looking closer has a deep indigo pigment. It seemed to be attracted to objects with a gold color. Vibrated its wings rapidly for a few seconds at rest before taking flight.
Status: Unknown
Verified by: mcduck
Verified date: July 26, 2023
Coordinator notes: None.