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Buck Moths Revisted

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: (top) A dorsal and side view of a female buck moth, Hemileuca maia (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). © 2012, John Irby. (bottom) The larva of the buck moth, Hemileuca maia, is well defended with venomous spines. © 2013, Arthur V. Evans. All rights reserved.