imperial-moth

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Found this incredible Imperial Moth by my porch lights this morning! First time ever seeing this species!

This is a large North American moth in the family Saturniidae, the same family as other impressive moths like Luna or Promethea Moths. Adult moths, like this one, lack functional mouthparts, and do not eat during their short adulthood.

I live for cool moths.

@thesummerofmoths

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Imperial moth (Eacles imperialis), a Nearctic member of the family Saturniidae and subfamily Ceratocampinae. The wingspan of an adult is between  3 1⁄8 and  6 7⁄8 inches (80–175 mm). Imperial moths (their many regional morphs, subspecies, and sibling species) range from Mexico to Canada and from the Rocky Mountains to the Atlantic Coast.

Check out this cutie I rescued today 💕

This is an Imperial moth :3

I’m thinking they were close to the end of their lifespan cause they didn’t have much fight left. I placed this baby gently in a shaded bush outside 😘