Regal Moth

Subject: Moth
Location: June 17th, Cincinnati, Ohio
June 17, 2012 4:58 pm
I was on the back deck of my house cleaning and noticed this bug. I thought it was a moth of some sort, and not knowing many types of moths, wondered if you would know what type it is/
Signature: Hi

Regal Moth

Dear Hi,
This is a Regal Moth or Royal Walnut Moth.  Your photo does not really do it justice.  The appearance of a Royal Walnut Moth in late spring or early summer means that you may get a Hickory Horned Devil sighting in late summer or fall.  The Hickory Horned Devil is the caterpillar of the Royal Walnut Moth.  This is our first sighting report this year of this beautiful moth.

1 thought on “Regal Moth”

  1. I live in Maryland on the Chesapeake Bay. This is the first time in my 62 years that I have ever seen a regal moth. There are about 20 of them flying around my place of business.


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