Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1056483

Northern Giant Flag Moth
Dysschema howardi

Observation date: July 21, 2015
Submitted by: megan ruehmann
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This moth was observed in our backyard. It stayed in this position for about 5 minutes and then flew towards several large trees nearby. Winds calm, very few clouds, and about 75 degrees. I am just beginning to learn moth and butterfly ID, so I would greatly appreciate any information!
Status: Resident
Verified by: kmortensen
Verified date: September 15, 2015
Coordinator notes: Great find and cool angle!
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Grant County