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03-JUL-2004 Ron Lutz II


Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Dr. John Rawlins holds a Regal Moth, Citheronia regalis that was found locally. Both a male and female had been found mating and placed in a large cardboard box. The intent is to have the female lay her eggs inside the box so that they may hatch in a safe place. These moths are becoming extinct here in PA.

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Joan 18-Aug-2014 14:21
I seem to have one of these on my stoop and it seems to be dying, I want to save it to be able find out more about it. How do you save a moth so it won't decay? Please send e-mail to, I live in central Florida and there are many birds around to take it.
Peter Hollinger25-Sep-2004 13:03
Great framing!
Melanie31-Jul-2004 17:50
Very handsome moth!
Guest 07-Jul-2004 18:08
Wow! Such a pretty insect!
Jane Hyland 07-Jul-2004 17:55
We shall have to ask what the caterpillars eat, once the eggs have hatched. As we don't know what the host plant is. It will be exciting to see the six developmental stages of the instars. Please let us know Dr. Rawlins!
virginiacoastline05-Jul-2004 23:06
I guess so! I have never seen one before this! It looks spectacular. I hope the experiment works =]
Guest 05-Jul-2004 16:27
That's a very big and colorful moth!
Adalberto Tiburzi05-Jul-2004 15:30
Gorgeous moth!
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