Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 758518

Observation date: November 05, 2012
Submitted by: L DeGroot
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This particular moth was on a small horehound plant under a cluster of live oaks. The moth's wings were floppy and it didn't try to fly away when I picked it up. I noted it's unusual colors, having never seen one before. It was a clear, cool day.
Status: Resident
Verified by: kmortensen
Verified date: December 18, 2012
Coordinator notes: Wonderful photo! Note about H. peigleri designation: "Tuttle, et. al., refer to peigleri as a ssp. of maia; others, (like Peigler) would consider it to be peigleri. Old records (pre-peigleri) recorded nevadensis from TX, but those have turned out to be H. (m.) peigleri. To our knowledge, true nevadensis does NOT occur in TX. Our record indicate that peigleri is already recorded from San Saba Co., and flies in Dec. Bottom line it is peigleri." Charles Bordelon, VP/EIC Texas Lepidoptera Survey
Checklist region(s): United States, San Saba County, Texas