7704 - Eacles imperialis,
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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
K. Largo Marath. Ba. Hond B.P.K. No Name Sck. Isd. K. West
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Adult Flight Chart
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