Learn About the Amazing and Large Hercules Moth

Coscinocera Hercules

The Hercules moth (Coscinocera Hercules) does grow to an incredible size, but it lacks superhuman strength and a record of valiant deeds. One of the largest species of moth in the world, adult female Hercules moths measure about 27 cm in length. The tallest Hercules female ever discovered reportedly measured 36 cm. … Read more

Learn About the Amazing and Large Giant Silk Moth

Male Small Emperor Moth, Saturnia Pavonia

The Antheraea polyphemus moth, the Actias luna moth, the Columbia silk moth (Hyalophora Columbia), and the Hyalophora cecropia moth, among others, are among the species that make up the giant silk moths. Giant silk moths are included in the biggest moths in the world. The color variations range from dull, waxy green … Read more

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