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a couple pictures of regal moth (Citheronia regalis) pupa
Hi,
I knowticed on your site that you guys were “lacking” images of the regal moth in its pupal stage. Well this past summer I raised some of these guys and took some pictures of the pupae. They’ll be hatching in a few months aswell. Enjoy
Ryan

Hi Ryan,
There is nothing like instant gratification. The ink was barely dry on our request and your photos were in our mailbox. We have been so busy it has taken a few days for us to post them live. Thanks for sending your Regal Moth Pupa images.

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3 Responses to Regal Moth Pupa

  1. [...] because so many moths that form pupa underground look similar.  Our first guess was perhaps a Regal Moth, but we don’t think the outline of the wing pads (you were correct) seem different.  Our [...]

  2. Andrew says:

    I found one of these outside on the ground, is it ok to keep it in a cage till it hatches?

    • bugman says:

      Yes. It should be exposed to weather conditions so that the adult moth emerges at the appropriate time to find a mate and procreate.

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