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Imperial Moth

Eacles imperialis

Description:

Pale yellow and purple patterns on wings and body, with small black flecks in the wings. Was easily over 4" from wingtip to wingtip. A bit messy from a rainstorm, but still quite lovely. Wings were a bit beat up, sadly :(

Habitat:

Found in Northeast Missouri, near mostly fruit and nut orchards, but other wooded areas are nearby

Notes:

Sorry this is so blurry. It was raining and the poor thing was frightened and vibrating as it took refuge on this wall. I didn't want to disturb it more than I already had. Surprising amount of large, colorful, moths here this year!

1 Species ID Suggestions

luvnature
luvnature 7 years ago
Imperial Moth
Eacles imperialis Imperial Moth - Eacles imperialis - BugGuide.Net


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kizzay
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kizzay

Louisiana, Missouri, USA

Spotted on Aug 16, 2013
Submitted on Aug 16, 2013

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