Owl Moth (T. zenobia) - South Dakota - July 28, 2004

Mike Quinn ento at satx.rr.com
Sun Aug 1 12:12:13 EDT 2004

This moth is quite under reported. While the general web-accessing public
can usually get to one of my Black Witch moth websites if they are
determined, those who see T. zenobia are more flummoxed due, in part, to all
the myriad owl, moth, and Zenobia dedicated websites. Here's the circuitous
route that the Sperlichs used to get to me:

"After attempting to identify this moth ourselves by googling (with little
success), my wife posted the photo to an online forum (Homesteading Today).
A forum member from Kentucky provided us with the ID and a link to your

Owl Moth (Thysania zenobia) pix & info

Mike Quinn, Austin, TX

      Texas Entomology

From:  Chad&Julie [SMTP:cjsper at itctel.com]
To:  mike.quinn at tpwd.state.tx.us
Subject:  Owl Moth Sighting
Sent:  7/31/2004 11:35 PM


We believe that we have sighted an owl moth at our home on July 28,
2004.  We are located 3 miles north and 3 miles east of White, SD.
Attached is a photo taken of the specimen with a scale for size
reference.  Confirmation of the identification would be appreciated.

Chad Sperlich


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