Location: June 17th, Cincinnati, Ohio
June 17, 2012 4:58 pm
I was on the back deck of my house cleaning and noticed this bug. I thought it was a moth of some sort, and not knowing many types of moths, wondered if you would know what type it is/
This is a Regal Moth or Royal Walnut Moth. Your photo does not really do it justice. The appearance of a Royal Walnut Moth in late spring or early summer means that you may get a Hickory Horned Devil sighting in late summer or fall. The Hickory Horned Devil is the caterpillar of the Royal Walnut Moth. This is our first sighting report this year of this beautiful moth.