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Imperial Moth?? – Extreme South Georgia
Found this on my cypress fence this past week. Can’t find anything that states Imperial Moth come this far south. The eggs are still on the fence and there must be at least a dozen of them. Is it indeed an Imperial Moth???

Hi Cheryl,
Our Audubon Guide lists the range of the Imperial Moth as east of the Rocky Mountains from Canada to Mexico. Your specimen is within that range.

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2 Responses to Female Imperial Moth laying eggs

  1. Rebekah says:

    I just found one of these on my front porch in New Orleans, LA! She dropped 2 eggs for us in her “habitat”. Is there any advice you can give me for helping the eggs to hatch?

    • bugman says:

      Place them near a food source: “Larvae feed on leaves of Bald Cypress, basswood, birch, cedar, elm, hickory, Honeylocust, maple, oak, pine, Sassafras (Sassafras albidum), Sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua), sycamore, walnut” according to BugGuide.

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