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Imperial Moth

Eacles Imperialis

Description:

Females are larger than males. Upperside is yellow with pinkish brown to purple-brown patches, bands, and cell spots, and tiny brown spots scattered overall. Males have larger patches on the forewings than females, except for some subspecies pini males which have reduced purple and are mostly yellow.

Habitat:

Deciduous and evergreen forests.

Notes:

I hope I have the correct name for this-had never heard of it until today-it's beautiful-just not sure what to do with, it's made a home to lay eggs on my tire.

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KimBeasley
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KimBeasley

Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Jul 31, 2014
Submitted on Jul 31, 2014

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