colorful, large moth?
July 5, 2010
We found this bug in Tennessee outside on our front porch. At first we thought it may be a butterfly, but looks more like a moth.
Dear R Hallums,
Your speculation that this is a moth is correct. It is a Regal Moth or Royal Walnut Moth, and it is the adult form of the Hickory Horned Devil, the largest North American caterpillar.