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High Desert Moth - 93551 zip code - Pachysphinx occidentalis
Palmdale, CA, Los Angeles County, California, USA
August 14, 2016
Size: 3to4 inches wide
Moth has been 'hanging out' for the last 2 days on a vertical wall of stucco; covered patio with outdoor evaporative cooler. Looks like it may have encountered a local raven/predator due to lower wing damage. I have seen similar species/size once or twice a year in this area. Usually darker in color. Thanks.