Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1234381

Imperial moth
Eacles imperialis

Observation date: September 21, 2019
Submitted by: krista_kaye
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I found this caterpillar crawling through the grass in our backyard. I’ve never seen one like it around here before. I would guess that it was about 4-5 inches long. It was a cloudy morning with temperatures in the 70’s.
Status: Resident
Verified by: CA Ivy
Verified date: September 25, 2019
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Missouri, Jefferson County