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Thysania zenobia - Owl Moth - Hodges# 8647 - Thysania zenobia

Thysania zenobia - Owl Moth - Hodges# 8647 - Thysania zenobia
Portales, Roosevelt County, New Mexico, USA
June 20, 2015
Size: 5 1/2" - 6" wingspan
Seen on the wall under the rear carport area at Oasis State Park visitor's center. First sighted at 7:30 AM and when I left work at 4:30 PM it was still present. Very large moth. The beam directly above the moth measures 3" and part of the right wing is inside a square hole of the I-beam. Knowing the measurement of the beam above I estimate the overall wingspan at 5 1/2 to 6". Impressive moth with only 2 other NM records that I know of.