Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Lunate Zale
Zale lunata

Observation date: July 31, 2018
Date notes: Rainy and cool
Submitted by: mgpag
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I sent a couple of pictures of the caterpillars. I tried to send the picture of this moth earlier but somehow I lost the information. My granddaughter and I were very excited last year when we found Monarch caterpillars on the small milkweed growing in the front of our building. This year, we have more milkweed but we have not seen any Monarchs on it. We have seen them flying around but not on the milkweed. I did notice a lot of flies on the milkweed. A lot of little specks. The last few days, I saw some cute fuzzy caterpillars and a moth. This afternoon, I decided to check on line to see what they could be and I found your site. I took some pictures of the caterpillars and the moth. The moth has been "parked" by the mail box for the last two days. I don't like to disturb insects especially if it is wet and cool. I am not a good photographer but we are very curious what it could be.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: July 31, 2018
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Tippecanoe County, United States, Indiana