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Regal moth

Citheronia regalis

Description:

This Moth was very large. About 4 or so inches across at rest like this. It rested there for an hour, and never saw it again.

4 Comments

Kris B
Kris B 8 years ago

Goody: no worries- I appreciate correct info & ID!
Thank you :-)

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 8 years ago

Hi again, Kris. Not to be nit-picky, but only the caterpillar is known as the "hickory horned devil." The adult form is not known by that name. It is either "regal moth" or "royal walnut moth."

Kris B
Kris B 8 years ago

@ Goody- thank you!

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 8 years ago

The moth is spectacular but I think the larva is even better. Go to the link I provided to see the "hickory horned devil!" ;-)

Kris B
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Kris B

Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Jul 3, 2011
Submitted on Jun 6, 2012

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