Noctuoid moth (Donuca orbigera) drinking at the water’s edge on dusk. It is part of a highly attractive group of 7 species, all endemic to Australia.
Male Luna Moth (Actias luna) resting on a Mockernut Hickory (Carya tomentosa) branch in spring as it is flowering and leafing out. Mockernut is also known as white hickory. In Congaree National Park, this hickory is found on bluff habitats. Note the feather antenna that confirm this moth is a male. Congaree National Park, SC.
Male io moth (Automeris io) displaying eyespot. Io moths show sexual dimorphism. The males are yellow and the females are red. This moth is on side of a water oak (Quercus nigra) tree. This moth will flash open its forewings to quickly display the eyespots to startle or scare off a potential bird or mammalian predator. Congaree National Park, SC, spring.