Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1090591

Imperial moth
Eacles imperialis

Observation date: July 23, 2016
Submitted by: jpburke
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: When entering the US Post Office in downtown Cedar Rapids, I noticed this yellow creature with an impressive wing span through the glass window to my right. I backed out of the entryway and took a few photos, then took one through the glass of the entryway. It was just inches from the glass. It stood still while being observed. The weather was more hot and humid than usual, and it appeared to be staying cool in a low-traffic spot in the shade. The view from behind was taken through the glass of the post office's entryway. The diagonal view is from when I went around to view it from the front. I wasn't sure what it was when I saw it; but after searching, it appears likely that it's an Imperial Moth.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jamesdurbin
Verified date: August 26, 2016
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Iowa, Linn County