Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1103178

Northern Giant Flag Moth
Dysschema howardi

Observation date: September 19, 2016
Submitted by: aivlysvc
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found 5 or 6 individuals. All were on my stucco wall or the wood roof under a porch. I found none on any plants around my yard (New Mexico privet is the closest tree. There are many other natives, juniper, salvia, cotoneaster, etc. Sunny outside but all in the shade. Most stationary, one on the move.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: November 01, 2016
Coordinator notes: these larvae will become northern giant flag moths, a beautiful NM native. your description suggests the may have been preparing to pupate. Thanks for submitting!
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Santa Fe County