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Giant Orange Butterfly
July 16, 2009
I found this bug sitting on the ground at my apartment. It is about 2 or 3 inches long. The pictures I took pretty much explain everything else. Thank you!
Katie
Cary, NC

Regal Moth

Regal Moth

Hi Katie,
This is a Regal Moth or Royal Walnut Moth, not a butterfly.  The Regal Moth only lives a few days as an adult and it does not feed.  It mates and dies shortly after.

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