Learn About the Amazing and Large Royal Walnut Moth

Citheronia Splendins

I’m here to change your mind if you believe a name like Splendid Royal Moth is a bit excessive for a month. These magnificent moths are large, mouse-gray with red-orange stripes and splashes of light cream. As they grow into 4-5 inch lavender beauties with black and orange spikes, Citheronia Splendins larvae … Read more

Learn About the Amazing and Large Cecropia Silk Moth

Male Adult Cecropia Moth

The Cecropia Silk Moth is a stunning specimen with wings that are red, white, and yellow, as well as black “eye” markings and a frosted appearance. Red and white bands can be seen on the abdomen. This moth has a 2-week adult lifecycle and a 5 7/8 inch wingspan. These moths, which … Read more

Learn about The Unique and Huge Polyphemus Caterpillar

First Instar Polyphemus Caterpillar

The first instar of the Polyphemus larva, or Antheraea polyphemus, is about 5 to 6 millimeters long, and the fifth instar is about 60 millimeters (2.3 inches) long. The mature moth is the second-largest moth in Missouri, with wingspan measurements ranging from 3.5 to 5.5 inches. The Polyphemus caterpillar is included in … Read more

Learn about The Unique and Huge Promethea Caterpillar

Callosamia Promethea

Because it favors spicebush, the Promethea Moth (Callosamia Promethea) is also known as the Spicebush Silk Moth, though it can also be found on tulip trees, sassafras, sweet bay, white ash, lilac, and other plants. This kind of caterpillar is also one of the world’s largest caterpillars.  Larvae of this species, which … Read more

Learn About the Amazing and Large Splendid Royal Moth

Citheronia Regalis

The larva of the Royal Walnut Moth, known as the Hickory Horned Devil, has a name of its own. Also, this kind of moth is one of the biggest moths in the world. Its wingspan can reach up to 6 14 inches. Native to the Southeast of the United States, this moth. … Read more