Subject: Large moth
Geographic location of the bug: Irene, Pretoria, South Africa
Time: 12:30 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Found this unusually large moth in the house late in summer and managed to get a good photo.
How you want your letter signed: Megan
This gorgeous Moth is a Giant Silkmoth in the family Saturniidae and thanks to African Moths, we have identified it as Gynanisa maja, the Speckled Emperor. The species is also pictured on iNaturalist.