Subject: Huge moth
Geographic location of the bug: Pollocksville, NC
Time: 03:52 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hello,
Wondering what type of moth this is. It is huge. Id say almost 4 inches across. Also its been sitting in same place all day. Is it possibly dying? Thank you so much.
How you want your letter signed: Sincerely, Dawn
This is a male Imperial Moth. The female Imperial Moth is lighter in color. Adult Giant Silkmoths like the Imperial Moth do not feed as adults and they live to mate. Flying takes energy. The male flies in search of a mate. If this male Imperial Moth does not sense a female through her pheromones, he may rest until he senses a nearby female.
Very interesting! Thank you so much.