Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 917408

Northern Giant Flag Moth
Dysschema howardi

Observation date: August 19, 2013
Submitted by: philjmack
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Appeared after watering an apple tree, appeared to be drinking water the had pooled up
Status: Resident
Verified by: John Saba
Verified date: August 21, 2013
Coordinator notes: Female. This largest arctiid (Tiger Moth) in the U.S. is normally nocturnal. AKA Northern Giant Flag Moth. A beautiful specimen!
Checklist region(s): United States, Arizona, Pima County