Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1176978

Joined Underwing Moth
Catocala junctura

Observation date: July 31, 2018
Submitted by: A_baldini
Specimen type: Photograph
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.
Status: Resident
Verified by: charleseharp
Verified date: August 06, 2018
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Larimer County, United States, Colorado