[leps-talk] Re: Imperial Moth
Dr. James Adams
jadams at em.daltonstate.edu
Mon Jul 22 14:30:06 EDT 2002
Hey y'all (am I getting the hang of "Southernese"?),
Just thought I follow up to my previous message. Imperial's (as
Paul suggests) can be common in the south as well, and the emergence of
them has been decent this year as well. They usually are slightly behind
the Royal Walnut Moths (Citheronia regalis), and the flight may actually
extend into September (regalis is done by mid-August).
But this has been a *monster* year for C. regalis. Just the two
100W bulbs and the blacklights draw several in each night, and you cannot
stop at a gas station in rural N. Georgia without seeing a couple, even in
the scorching heat of the mid-afternoon. They're everywhere!
James K. Adams
Visit the Georgia Lepidoptera Website:
Also check out the Southern Lepidopterists' Society new Website:
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