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Hard to ID moth in SW Washington (1 Viewer)

archedwingtips

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Hello fellow moth enthusiasts! A friend posted a picture of this moth that they had rescued from under their car hood, and wanted help identifying it. I spent a few hours looking through the PNW moth and butterfly registry, but couldn't find anything that looked enough like the mystery moth for a positive ID. Does anyone know what species this is, or have any other resources for moth identification?

Thank you all kindly for your time!

-archedwingtips
 

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archedwingtips

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I think the colouration is probably similar enough to be a zale lunata. The one in the picture might just be a regional colouration, or specific to sex and stage of life.

Thank you so much, Tired! I'm definitely going to look at springs of zale lunata moths by county, to see how they differ in colouration.
 
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
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