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Imperial Moth
Photo © Carol Shaeffer; Tackett's Mill Center, Woodbridge, VA;August 2017

Imperial Moth
Eacles imperialis
Family: Giant Silkworm and Royal Moths, Saturniidae

Wingspan: 3.2 - 7 inch

Habitat: deciduous, mixed, and coniferous forests. Adults are nocturnal and are attracted to light

Host Plants: Bald Cypress, birch, cedar, elm, hickory, Honeylocust, maple, oak, pine, Sassafras, Sweetgum, sycamore, walnut.