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Northern Giant Flag Moth

Dysschema howardi

Description:

Absolutely stunning moth. Sadly, this one was on it's death bed. Wings were were black with yellow patterns and blue dots on hind wings with orange on bottom edge. Abdomen: top is orange. There is a lateral line of blue with a yellow underside. The tip of the abdomen was red. Leg have vivid yellow markings.

Habitat:

Near the Sandia Peak Tramway building. Desert habitat.

Notes:

Most beautiful moth of my summer so far. Didn't realize how blurry the full body shots are, and it's disappointing.

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LuckyLogan
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LuckyLogan

New Mexico, USA

Spotted on Aug 16, 2014
Submitted on Aug 17, 2014

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