Imperial moth

Imperial moth at PDN

This lovely and rather large imperial moth showed up in the gardens Friday…a species that I can’t recall seeing here before.

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  1. According to “Peterson’s Field Guide to Moths of Northeaster North America” by David Beadle & Seabrooke Leckie, this picture shows a male Imperial Moth (Eacles imperialis. This uncommon Royal Silkworm Moth host plants are deciduous tree’s that include basswood, birch, alder, cedar, elm, hickory, maple, oak, and walnut. Northern subspecies E.i. pini is smaller, less heavily marked and its larvae feed on pines. This is a beautiful moth! Thanks for sharing!!

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