Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 927181

Northern Giant Flag Moth
Dysschema howardi

Observation date: September 01, 2013
Date notes: Clear, cool Arizona Morning, four days following heavy monsoon rains. Animal alive and in good shape.
Submitted by: LBMJMullen
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: We found this moth outside our local fire station in Portal, Arizona, September 1, 2013. 4 days following heavy rain, today was cool and clear. Dysschema was alive and well, on the ground near the fire station door. We picked it up, it warmed up on our hands and then flew away. Beautiful! We had never seen this here before. Took several photos before it flew.
Status: Resident
Verified by: kellyrichers
Verified date: May 29, 2014
Coordinator notes: Resident or migrant-not sure which, but a good record. Kelly
Checklist region(s): United States, Arizona, Cochise County