Subject: Is this a moth?
Location: Northern KY
July 16, 2013 6:23 am
Hi, my daughter in law sent me a photo of a bug they found at her work and I have never seen anything like this. I almost thought it was fake. Thanks
Signature: Brenda Updike

Royal Walnut Moth

Royal Walnut Moth

Hi Brenda,
This impressive moth is a Royal Walnut Moth, a species that only lives a few days as an adult, and it does not eat.  Royal Walnut Moths live long enough to mate and reproduce, and they develop from the equally impressive caterpillar known as the Hickory Horned Devil.

Location: Kentucky

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