What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject:  Orange moth
Geographic location of the bug:  Western North Carolina
Date: 06/30/2018
Time: 08:21 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Each summer we get plenty of moths, especially the Luna’s,but this is the first time in 31 years of living on our mountain that I’ve seen THIS guy! What the heck is he?
How you want your letter signed:  Jessica

Royal Walnut Moth

Hi Jessica,
This is our first posting this year of a Royal Walnut Moth.  Often beautiful moths and butterflies develop from nondescript caterpillars, but this is not the case of the Royal Walnut Moth, which begins life as a spectacular Hickory Horned Devil.

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

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