Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1232314

Royal Walnut Moth
Citheronia regalis

Observation date: September 09, 2019
Submitted by: Dr.B
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Was eating leaves voraciously on a rose of Sharon tree. Rears up at any provocation. Very large- good 4 inches long and fatter than a thick pencil.
Status: Resident
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: September 09, 2019
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, West Virginia, Raleigh County