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New on Featured Creatures! Imperial moth

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures!

Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: The imperial moth, Eacles imperialis imperialis (Drury, 1773), is one of our largest and most beautiful moths. It is also the most variable in appearance and the most widely distributed of our large eastern U.S. saturniid moths. Imperial moth larvae are polyphagous with many recorded hosts. However, there are probably regional differences in food preferences (Ferguson 1971).

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Figure 1. Imperial moth, Eacles imperialis (Drury). Photograph by Donald W. Hall, University of Florida.

Available at: http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/bfly/moth2/imperial_moth.htm

Author: Donald W. Hall, Entomology and Nematology Department, University of Florida