Subject: what kind of moth is this?
Location: Northwest Illinois
July 14, 2016 8:02 pm
Found this July 7th and July 14, 2016 live in NW IL near a fairly large lake ad wooded area.
Signature: Gary & Diane
Dear Gary & Diane,
This is our first Imperial Moth, Eacles imperialis, posting of the year. According to BugGuide: “wings yellow, variably spotted and shaded with pinkish, orangish, or purplish-brown; male more heavily marked than female, especially in the south” which makes this a male Imperial Moth.