Subject: Large unidentified moth
Location: Greenville, SC, USA
August 3, 2014 8:19 am
Hi there! I spotted a moth this morning I’ve never seen before. It’s about 5 inches long from head to tip of the abdomen. It was found on August 3rd, 2014. It was active the night before, probably attracted by the lights on the porch, and was resting this morning. The pictures I’ve taken are it next to a pack of 100s cigarettes (little larger than your average pack) and a standard sized outdoor outlet (which has been taped to prevent roaches from getting in).
We just posted another image of a Royal Walnut Moth, and that one was from North Carolina. We are surprised that they seem to be appearing much later this year. We generally get reports in June and July, though BugGuide does indicate that adults fly from May through September.