Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 614491

Royal Walnut Moth
Citheronia regalis

Observation date: September 05, 2011
Submitted by: RRNoble
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: We saw a live large moth (wing span larger than the size of my hand) a few weeks before in the backyard, but didn't identify it then. Found the caterpillar in the same area. We have Sweet Gum trees.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: October 04, 2011
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Wake County, North Carolina, United States