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Royal Walnut moth, female

Citheronia regalis

Description:

Lead gray forward wing is marked with bright orange veins and bold creamy spots. Orange thorax has pale yellow lateral stripes. Wingspan 95-155 mm. Host plants are deciduous trees including ash, butternut, hickory, sycamore and walnut.

Habitat:

Rich mesic woods.

Notes:

My favorite moth and my favorite caterpillar

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2 Comments

DianePlatcoBrooks
DianePlatcoBrooks 7 years ago

Thank you Carol !

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 7 years ago

Awesome! Amazing! This is also the #1 caterpillar for me to see. I would love to see both. Great photos and find!

DianePlatcoBrooks
Spotted by
DianePlatcoBrooks

Corning, Ohio, USA

Spotted on Jul 20, 2013
Submitted on Jul 25, 2013

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