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Buck Moths

Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark talk about the buck moth, a beautiful fall insect that earned its common name as a result of some curious and inaccurate observations.

Photo: A dorsal and side view of a female buck moth, Hemileuca maia (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). © 2012, John Irby.

Key words: buck moth, Saturniidae, fall insects