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Saturniidae
890012.007704Eacles imperialis (Drury, 1773) – Imperial Moth

© Valerie G. Bugh
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Synonymy: • Phalaena imperialis Drury, 1773
• Eacles anchicayensis Lemaire, 1971
• Eacles approximans Bouvier, 1923
• Basilona cacicus Boisduval, 1868
• Eacles decoris Rothschild, 1907
• Bombyx didyma Beauvois, 1805
• Phalaena imperatoria Smith, 1797
• Eacles magnifica Walker, 1855
• Eacles nobilis Neumφgen, 1891
• Ceratocampa opaca Burmeister, 1878
• Eacles punctatissima Neumφgen, 1891
• Eacles? typica Bouvier, 1927
• Eacles quintanensis Lemaire, 1971
• Eacles tucumana Rothschild, 1907
• Eacles pini Michener, 1950
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Ferguson, D. C., 1971. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 20.2a: p. 24; pl. 1.1-3, 16-17. order
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Eacles imperialis
© Bob Patterson
Eacles imperialis
© Bob Patterson
Eacles imperialis
© Darryl Searcy
Eacles imperialis
© Eric Gofreed
Eacles imperialis
© D. Lynn Scott - f. pini
Eacles imperialis
© Ronnie Gaubert
Eacles imperialis
© Ronnie Gaubert
Eacles imperialis
© Gretchen Grammer
Eacles imperialis
© John M. Smith
Eacles imperialis
110mm – © Jim Vargo
Eacles imperialis
© Ken Childs LG

Eacles imperialis
© McGuire Center LG

Eacles imperialis
© Marilyn Hanson LG

Eacles imperialis
© McGuire Center LG

Eacles imperialis
© Canadian National Collection LG

Eacles imperialis
© McGuire Center LG

Eacles imperialis
© Robert Patterson

Eacles imperialis
© Robert Patterson
hatchling
Eacles imperialis
© Bob Moul

Eacles imperialis
© Ken Childs LG

Eacles imperialis
© Stuart Schwartz
3rd instar
Eacles imperialis
© Stuart Schwartz
4th instar
Eacles imperialis
© McGuire Center LG


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