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1 1/4" wingspan geometer moth
I also agree with you, Karen, yet both look so similar, I suggest submitting to BAMONA to see what they think. It is always nice to get an expert's opinion on the tough ones; i.e. Datana, Zale, Manduca (Caterpillar form).
Thanks Jacob! I was torn between the Lunate & the Colorful but having checked out a few I think this is Z. minerea. There is such a huge variation in color & pattern in the zales though so I'm not 100%.
Here is a link that may help: http://bugguide.net/node/view/4197
Beautiful! Please confirm the ID, though, as species of Zale are very similar.
Lat: 35.92, Long: -86.85
Spotted on Aug 17, 2012 Submitted on Aug 18, 2012