Zale lunata

931023.00 — 8689 — Zale lunata (Drury, 1773) — Lunate Zale

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:
Prunus serotina



This species is quite variable in pattern but may be distinguished from similar species on Block Island by the PM line, the most distal portion of which has a ‘w’ shape rather than the ‘u’ shape found in other species.


  • Species Page at Moth Photographers Group
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 44.27m, 44.28m; p. 260. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths