Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1183154

Observation date: August 17, 2018
Submitted by: Random_Kansas_P...
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: It was a huge version of a lunata zale. Had the correct markings and colors. But it was much bigger than 40-55mm wingspan. Each wing from tip to head was about 60+mm. Image of my hand is flipped, but it has the measurement with a tape measure to correlate size approximately.
Status: Stray
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: August 28, 2018
Coordinator notes: Very nice find. It is unusual for this species to stray so far north, though it has been seen as far north as southern Canada.
Checklist region(s): Riley County, United States, Kansas