Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1124337

Imperial moth
Eacles imperialis

Observation date: July 05, 2017
Submitted by: Vikings Rule
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: The moth has been sitting in this same spot for at around 2 hrs and has not moved. Gorgeous weather, very few clouds, about 85 degrees. The body looked pretty fuzzy. It had 2 fern like antenna that were folded back along it's head. From wing tip to wing tip is was about 4.25 inches (per Irwin Strait-Line tape measure). It also has a pair of dots/spots on the secondary wings (one per wing). It finally flew away between 9:30-10:00 P.M.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jamesdurbin
Verified date: July 13, 2017
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Dallas County, United States, Iowa