We found this
moth today on the side of our house.
very good flyer
77 degrees and humid today slightly overcast
(slightly worn female)
I took a few pictures of this huge moth in my neighbor's yard. I took the digital photos on July 17th, 2006 in Valley City, North Dakota. It was late afternoon and a fairly warm day - low 90's. My neighbor lives in town and has a small wood pile - when he was moving logs, this moth flew out and landed on his fence. The neighbor knows I like nature and have a good camera so he called me over. I did about 5 pictures, then when we tried to lay a dollar bill beside it for scale, it flew off. It was about the same size as a dollar bill - just a little shorter.
(somewhat worn female on garage wall)
City (sat. image)
Mastic, Long Is.
12 April 2009
|Almost surely human assisted (fresh specimen)|
|U.S.||Ohio||Jackson Co.||Jackson||19 May 1937||Almost surely human assisted|
|U.S.||Michigan||Midland Co.||04 June 1947||Albert J. Cook ARC, MSU|
|U.S.||South Dakota||Brookings Co.||Brookings||early June 1960|
|CAN||Ontario||Essex Co.||Point Pelee NP||15-24 June 1994|
|U.S.||Wisconsin||St. Croix Co.||Hudson||16-17 June 2005||Photos (Seen by MAQ)|
|U.S.||Minnesota||Hennepin Co.||St. Anthony||18 June 2005|
|U.S.||South Dakota||Brookings Co.||Brookings||20 June 1919|
|U.S.||Michigan||Livingston Co.||Brighton||22 June 2005||Photo, slightly worn female (seen by MAQ)|
|CAN||Alberta||Black Diamond||30 June 2005||Photo (Seen by MAQ)|
|U.S.||South Dakota||Custer Co.||Wind Cave NP||02 July 2001||male @ baited butterfly trap, leg. G.M. Marrone|
|U.S.||North Dakota||Cass Co.||Fargo||02 July 2005||male, "condition: fair to good"|
|U.S.||Wisconsin||Brown Co.||Green Bay||01 July 1985||Specimen at Univ. of Wisconsin|
|U.S.||Oregon||Deschutes Co.||nr Sisters||01 July 2004||Male, good condition, photos, elev. 3200 feet|
|U.S.||Oregon||Grant Co.||Prairie City||07 July 1912||Female specimen, Cleveland Museum of N. H.|
|U.S.||Montana||Flathead Co||Bigfork||08 July 2004||"a little beat up", previous southerly winds 10-15 w/ gusts to 20 mph; temp: 40's at night 70's day.|
|CAN||Newfoundland||s. of Corner Brook||14 July 1929||Canadian National Collection (CNC)|
|CAN||Ontario||Norfolk Co.||nr. Port Rowan||14 July 2004||Female, quite worn, photo (seen by MAQ)|
|CAN||Manitoba||2 mi. w. Manitou||15 July 2006||somewhat worn female, photo (seen by MAQ)|
|U.S.||Wisconsin||Sauk Co.||Baraboo, DLSP||16 July 2005||rather worn male, photo (seen by MAQ)|
|CAN||Saskatchewan||Saskatoon||16 July 1945|
|U.S.||North Dakota||Barnes Co.||Valley City||17 July 2006||slightly worn female, photo (seen by MAQ)|
|CAN||Ontario||Essex Co.||Point Pelee NP||18 July 1994|
|CAN||Alberta||Olds||18 July 2002||collected at mercury vapor lights|
|CAN||Manitoba||Beulah||19 July 1904||Canadian National Collection (CNC)|
|CAN||Ontario||Essex Co.||Point Pelee NP||20 July 2001|
|CAN||Ontario||nr. Port Rowan||21 July 2005||at lights|
|CAN||Québec||Mont St Hilaire||22 July 2003|
|CAN||British Columbia||Vancouver||22 July 2004||Photos, video|
|CAN||Ontario||Essex Co.||Wheatley||25 July 2001|
|CAN||Alberta||Bentley||31 July 1941||Univ. Alberta Strickland Museum|
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