Subject: Imperial Moth
Location: St. Louis, MO
August 6, 2014 2:13 pm
I found a bug on the front door of a warehouse. I had planned on visiting your site for identification – the cover image happened to be the same critter.
Are these guys having a good year? I’ve never seen one before.
We cannot say that there are more Imperial Moth sightings than usual this year, though insect sightings do tend to be cyclical, with some years producing more individuals than other years. This is the peak season for Giant Silk Moth sightings in North America, and each year we get numerous identification requests for members of the family Saturniidae in July and August, though sightings occur from spring through fall.