7704 - Eacles imperialis,

Imperial Moth 

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Species Pages

Final instar larva

Freshly emerged male

General Species Information

Host Plant: Bald Cypress, basswood, birch, cedar, elm, hickory, Honeylocust, maple, oak, pine, Host unknown in the Keys

Historical Range:  Eastern USA

Our Experience with this Species: Imperial Moths can be quite common in the spring on Key Largo, Big Pine Key and No Name Key. Males are far more frequent at lights than are females. 

Notes: Life history is well documented however the larval hosts assosiation is unknown in the keys 

Distribution Chart

K. Largo   Marath. Ba. Hond     B.P.K.   No Name  Sck. Isd.    K. West
Colored box indicates adult of this species has been confirmed on that island

Adult Flight Chart

  Jan.       Feb.     Mar.     Apr.    May     Jun.      Jul.       Aug.     Sep.     Oct.     Nov.     Dec.
Colored box indicates adult of this species has been confirmed in that month

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