#7706 regalis

Regal Moth

Citheronia regalis (Fabricius, 1793)

Family: Saturniidae

Status: Rare resident

Range: Southeastern United States north to New York and the Great Lakes and west to eastern Texas, Oklahoma and into Missouri.

Larval Hostplant(s): In our area Hickory (Carya sp.) and Walnut (Juglans sp.) trees are the hostplants that are likely utilized.

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Broods/Flight Times: A single brood. Nebraska records range from …

Habitat: Deciduous woodlands with Hickory or Walnut trees.

Avg. Wingspan: 4 – 6 1/4 Inches

Found at: Rare

Overwintering: As pupae on/in the forest floor.

Similar Species: None