Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1025570

Sprague's Pygarctia
Pygarctia spraguei

Observation date: August 28, 2011
Submitted by: DebW
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found in the early AM under the porch light that had been left on all night. This is the first and ONLY time I have ever seen this particular moth. After struggling to find proper ID on this I posted it in a facebook group and received the ID I had been looking for. It was said at that time that there are very few LIVING specimen photo's available and it was recommended I submit photos to Bug Guide and BAMONA.
Status: Resident
Verified by: kmortensen
Verified date: September 22, 2015
Coordinator notes: Wow! Great find!
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Curry County