Our summer fundraiser has arrived, and we need your help!
We depend on donations to keep Butterflies and Moths of North America online and free. If everyone who uses this resource makes a donation, we could cover our ongoing costs, develop new features, upgrade the system, and maybe even remove those pesky ads. Please make a one-time or recurring donation to show your support for this valuable source of information. Thank you!
Observation notes: Time: ~8:40 p.m. Habitat: Front yard with several trees and bushes. Notes: As I left my house to walk my dog, I spotted this large moth flying above my front walkway. Despite hovering its wings rapidly, it had a very calm and relaxed flight, so it was easy to follow with a flashlight as it landed about 10 feet up in one of my aspen trees. It stayed put long enough for me to catch it so that I could take some good close-up photos. I released it the following day. Based on the Colorado moth species checklist, I’ve narrowed ID down to the three species listed above.