What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: Imperial Moth
Location: South Carolina, an hour north of Columbia
July 21, 2012 4:43 pm
Hey bugman,
I thought I would share with you a photo of this Imperial moth that my family and I and some friends of ours came across on the way back from our vacation in Charleston, SC. It was at a rest stop about halfway between Columbia, SC and Asheville, NC. It is one the the most beautiful moths I have ever seen. I hope you enjoy the pic! Sorry its not better quality. It was taken with my Android phone. Feel free to rotate or crop to make it fit better on your site. Thanks for all you do! Your website is amazing!
Signature: Michael

Male Imperial Moth

Dear Michael,
Thanks for sending us your photo of a female Imperial Moth and thanks for the compliment.

Thanks so much for posting my photo. I thought this was a male though, honestly. I thought females were more yellow. I’ve always read that males have more purple.

Thanks for catching our error.

 

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: South Carolina

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