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A little research this morning yielded me the answer to the “mystery moth’s” name.  It’s Richard!

OK.  I’ll be serious.  It is a “citheronia regalis,” or, known by its common name, a “Royal Walnut Moth.”  Here is a much better photo of this beautiful moth:

“Royal Walnut Moth,” – “citheronia regalis” This must be Richard’s brother, Henry.
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This beautiful photo is from Wikipedia..  It’s better than mine, but then again, Henry wasn’t under a bright spotlight, in the late night, and then not positioned over a large bush the photographer would have had to stand in to get the photograph.  At least those are my excuses, and they are enough. . .

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