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Royal Walnut Moth

Citheronia regalis

Description:

The regal moth (Citheronia regalis), also called the royal walnut moth, is a North American moth in the saturniidae family. The caterpillars are called hickory horned devils. The adult has a wingspan of 9.5-15.5 cm.

Habitat:

Deciduous woods, ranging from New York west through southern Michigan and Illinois to eastern Kansas; south to central Florida, the Gulf states, and east Texas.

Notes:

Spotted- Red River Gorge, KY.

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1 Comment

lori.tas
lori.tas 9 years ago

That's an awesome insect.

sadegroot73
Spotted by
sadegroot73

Kentucky, USA

Spotted on Jul 10, 2010
Submitted on Feb 10, 2011

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