Insects of Iowa

Moths of Iowa



7704 Eacles imperialis (Drury, 1773)

Imperial Moth

Life History: Link        MJ PDF 

Identification - Large moth with yellow and purplish coloring.

Flight times: July

Wing Span: 80-130 mm / 3-5.5 inches

Caterpillar Host Plants: Maple, Oak, White Pine and other trees. Adult moths do not feed.

Habitat: Deciduous Woods

Range - Sightings in Iowa


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