I found this incredible specimen resting on the pavement this morning. It’s a really large moth — probably 3-4 inches long. It wasn’t moving and I planned to collect it and bring it home to make high-resolution images, but then realized it was still alive (barely), so I left it alone.
Professor Google tells me it’s a Royal Walnut Moth (Citheronia regalis). I can’t recall seeing any here before, but their habitat covers most of the Eastern US.
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