Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Daritis howardi (Hy. Edwards)
Orig. Comb: Daritis thetis, Klug, var. howardi Hy. Edwards, 
Explanation of Names
"Flag Moth" is a common name coined for the subfamily Pericopinae by Hogue (1993) (2)
No other species of Dysschema ranges as far north as Dysschema howardi.
1 sp. n. of Mex. (a second sp. may have strayed once from Mexico).
There are some 90(!) species of Dysschema, mostly in South America.
AZ to w. TX / NW Mex. (MPG)
Cary, S.J. 2002. Winslow L. Howard: pioneer New Mexico naturalist. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 56(2): 49-52.
Cary, S.J., & R. Holland. 2002. Francis H. Snow's New Mexico butterfly collections. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 56(3): 151-161.
Edwards, H. . Apparently new forms of N. American Heterocera. Ent. Amer. 2: 165-171. Full PDF
Knudson, E. & C. Bordelon. 2003. Pub. 3: Checklist of Big Bend National Park. Texas Lepidoptera Survey, Houston. (treats 1300 species, 12 color plates).
Knudson, E. & C. Bordelon. 2003. Pub. 7: Checklist of Davis Mountains, TX. Texas Lepidoptera Survey, Houston. (treats 1100 species, 10 color plates).
McFarland, N. 1961. Notes on the early stages of Daritis (howardi?) (Pericopidae) from Cameron Peak, New Mexico. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 15(3): 172-174.