Colorful Zale Moth Zale minerea GuenĂ©e, 1852    Synonyms: Hodges #8697.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Lepidoptera   >   Family Erebidae   >   Genus Zale   

Description:

"Adult: extremely variable in color and pattern - probably the most variable of all Zale species. Charles Covell describes it as 'pattern variable; usually some yellow in median area, especially in males; many specimens have whitish tinting like the edusa form of Lunate Zale; note black patches at apex and middle of outer margin of forewing.
Hindwing PM line usually with distinct triangular 'tooth' projecting into subterminal area about two-thirds distance from inner margin" (BugGuide).

There are 149 records in the project database.

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A Colorful Zale Moth in Washington Co., Maryland (5/11/2019). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

Colorful Zale Moth in Allegany Co., Maryland (4/18/2015). Identification verified by Curtis Lehman/iNaturalist. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

A Colorful Zale Moth in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/16/2014). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Colorful Zale Moth in Washington Co., Maryland (6/28/2019). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Colorful Zale Moth in Allegany Co., Maryland (4/18/2015). Identification verified by Roger Downer/BAMONA. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

A Colorful Zale Moth in Harford Co., Maryland (5/29/2016). Verified by Roger Downer/BAMONA. Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

Colorful Zale Moth in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/27/2019). (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

Colorful Zale Moth in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/12/2021). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Colorful Zale Moth in Allegany Co., Maryland (4/18/2015). (c) treichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

A Colorful Zale Moth in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/2/2009). Determined by Kyhl Austin/BugGuide. Photo by Lynn Strauss. (MBP list)

Colorful Zale Moth in Garrett Co., Maryland (4/29/2023). (c) Ashley Rodeheaver, all rights reserved. Photo by Ashley Rodeheaver. (MBP list)

Colorful Zale Moth in Baltimore Co., Maryland (6/10/2022). (c) Jesse C., some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jesse C. via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Colorful Zale Moth in Prince George's Co., Maryland. Photo by Bob Patterson. (MBP list)

A male Colorful Zale Moth in Howard Co., Maryland (4/24/2004). Photo by Larry Line. (MBP list)

A male Colorful Zale Moth in Howard Co., Maryland (5/23/2004). Photo by Larry Line. (MBP list)

A Colorful Zale Moth in Howard Co., Maryland (5/25/2004). Photo by Larry Line. (MBP list)

Colorful Zale Moth in Allegany Co., Maryland (4/24/2022). (c) kbarylski, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by kbarylski via iNaturalist. (MBP list)


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