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Zale calycanthata #8714? - Zale calycanthata

Zale calycanthata #8714? - Zale calycanthata
5 mi. south of Wimberley, Tx, Hays County, Texas, USA
February 20, 2008
Size: 43mm span
Double-banded Zale
I'm sorry I didn't get a live photo, but in the early morning hours, I had hastily thought it was just another lunata form. It was 9 feet up the wall of a service station anyway.

8714 - Zale calycanthata
Rick Gillmore concurs with this determination. I checked with him because I was puzzled by the coloration of some of the photos within this group of Zales at MPG. This specimen is more typical for the species than the one we show from Jim Vargo.

Ron, there is no need ever to apologize for your spread specimens. They are equally as important as those of living moths in helping to establish good baseline data for species. In fact, it would be great if, whenever possible, you present both versions of a moth. Most of us simply lack the ability to prepare specimens as you are able to do, and we will learn a great deal from your efforts.

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