Large Spotted Moth
Fri, May 15, 2009 at 10:24 PM
This month (May), we found this large moth on our backyard fence in the piney woods of East Texas. The wings were tan, with orange stripes and yellow spots. The body was large and orange. The entire moth was as large as the palm of my hand. My neighbor tells me she’s seen these around before, but I had never seen one.
East Texas (Lufkin)
This is a lovely Royal Walnut Moth or Regal Moth. The caterpillar is the equally impressive, but frightening, though harmless, Hickory Horned Devil.