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Huge yellow moth - what is it??

Posted by dinajean upstate SC - Z7 (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 15, 07 at 11:34

Found this guy this morning in the grass, just about dead - he is dead now. Can anyone tell me what he was? And then my dog starting playing with him, I have a strange dog, but he was picking him up and tossing him around trying to get the thing to play back. Is the moth poisonous to my dog?? Thanks for any help!!

Here is a link that might be useful: big yellow moth

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RE: Huge yellow moth - what is it??

It looks kind of like a Royal Walnut Moth or an Imperial Moth, both of which look like they are found in your area.

RE: Huge yellow moth - what is it??

Not much left of the wing scales for ME to tell for certain, but two of your options could be the Imperial Moth or the Spotted Tiger. Perhaps it had more coloring before your dog began playing with, and you can look at images of those two moths and compare. Anyone else have any ideas?

RE: Huge yellow moth - what is it??

Did some googling and it does appear to be an Imperial Moth. Thanks for the help! He was dead before the dog got to him...will my dog get sick though, does anyone know?

RE: Huge yellow moth - what is it??

Your dog won't get sick; you don't need to worry.

RE: Huge yellow moth - what is it??

Thanks for sharing the photo.My 9 year old grandson was here and I shared it with him. FUN!

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