Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1101005

Imperial moth
Eacles imperialis

Observation date: September 03, 2016
Submitted by: DebraDSM
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I'd say the caterpillar was at least 3 inches long. It was just moving along in the grass (close to a dandelion)--eventually squirmed under foliage beneath shrubbery. It was a gorgeous sunny low-humidity day in Des Moines, Iowa.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jamesdurbin
Verified date: October 27, 2016
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Iowa, Polk County