Imperial Silkmoth
Eacles imperialis
Saturniidae
Hodges 7704


Male moth


August 28, 2008 (Female)


Male moth - photo courtesy Pete Williams
Gulf Breeze, Florida, July 2010

Identification (Covell, Moths of Eastern North America, Pg 45): A large moth with yellow wings, variably spotted and shaded with pinkish, orange, or purplish-brown. The males are smaller and more heavily marked than females. Caterpillar host plants are sweet gum, sassafras, maple, elder, and oak.

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