Information about the Regal Moth:
The Regal Moth is a Nearctic moth in the subfamily Saturniinae. The caterpillars are called hickory horned devils. The adult moth has a wingspan of 3.75-6.1 inches (9.5-15.5 centimeters).This moth is the largest moth by mass in latitudes north of Mexico. The life cycle of the moth is typical of the Saturniidae species, and typical of the Ceratocampinae. It burrows into the ground to pupate in an earthen chamber, rather than spinning a cocoon. While the moth is considered a fairly common species in the Deep South, becoming rarer and more sporadic northward. Historically recorded throughout New England, the species suffered a decline in the Atlantic Northeast during the mid-20th century. .After the moths mate, the female spends the majority of the remainder of her life laying eggs, while the male may mate several more times. Adults of this family of moths have vestigial mouths, meaning their mouthparts have been reduced. Because of this, they do not eat and only live for about a week as adults.
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