Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Idaho

Sighting Record 1228353

Observation Notes: 
This moth was photographed by Duane Dyer (a visitor to Craters of the Moon) who asked me to identify it. The photo was taken at the HWY 20/26 Big Lost River Rest Area in Butte County. The moth was trapped in a spider web. I had no luck with identification so I submitted it to Bugguide.net. Bob Biagi (contributing editor at Bugguide.net) identified it with this comment: "Hulstina formosata, Pectinate antennae = male, According to MPG, this is the only species in the genus that reaches Idaho. This may or may not be accurate, (probably not) but BOLD has two specimens from a location very close to this. Other species in the genus/tribe are very similar. However, I think that this is most likely your species. This is a new species for the guide."
Region: 
United States
Idaho
Butte County
Location Notes: 
Big Lost River Rest Area, HWY 20/26, Butte County, Idaho
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 43.548336898776554, -113.00864018745904

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 09:05
Suggested Identification: 
Hulstina formosata
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1225641

Observation Notes: 
Thought at first this was a bat. It landed on the siding of the house and stayed there for several hours. It measured a little over 4 inches. In researching it saw that these are not supposed to be anywhere near here. We are in central Idaho at an elevation of 6400 feet.
Region: 
United States
Idaho
Custer County
Location Notes: 
Right by Mt. Borah, Idaho
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 44.0802161, -113.8953775

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 15:20
Suggested Identification: 
black witch
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1225603

Observation Notes: 
on lava (very sparsely vegetated)
Region: 
United States
Idaho
Butte County
Location Notes: 
photographed on the Spatter Cones off the Loop Road.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 43.44114415562939, -113.55762900168071

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 17:22
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1219900

Observation Notes: 
photographed along aspen /alder riparian area at 6285' elevation
Region: 
United States
Idaho
Location Notes: 
Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve, Little Cottonwood Creek
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 43.48658969065041, -113.59178455953361

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 09:58
Suggested Identification: 
Tebenna gemmalis
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1219148

Observation Notes: 
I've never seen this type of bug out during the day. There were two or three flying around. At first, I thought they were hummingbirds because of how quickly their wings were fluttering keeping them in the air while getting pollen, but then they started landing and I realized they weren't hummingbirds.
Region: 
United States
Idaho
Ada County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 43.541066978649965, -116.33358478546143

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 22:00
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1216295

Region: 
United States
Idaho
Caribou County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 42.7737313206873, -111.3680648803711

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, July 12, 2019 - 17:20
Suggested Identification: 
Eyed Hawkmoth
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1215679

Observation Notes: 
Found on side of house in AM. Fell to ground and laid with wings open for ten minutes. It was gone an hour later.
Region: 
United States
Idaho
Fremont County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 44.4773386, -111.45760760000002

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, July 8, 2019 - 09:49
Suggested Identification: 
White-lined Sphinx Moth, Hyles lineata
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth
Date Notes: 
Time on my camera was set 6 hours slow when photos were taken so metadata has wrong time.