Atlas moth seen in Bellevue, WA.

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    togata57 Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    “This is a ‘gee-whiz’ type of insect because it is so large,” Sven Spichiger, WSDA managing entomologist, said. “Even if you aren’t on the lookout for insects, this is the type that people get their phones out and take a picture of – they are that striking.”

    Washington State residents who believe they have seen this moth should send a photo to for identification and include the location where it was spotted. While there are no reports of atlas moth anywhere else in the U.S., if you believe you’ve found it outside of Washington State, please take a picture of it, note the location, and report it to the State Plant Regulatory Official or State Plant Health Director in your state.

    WSDA AgBriefs: Pest alert: Have you seen this huge moth? It just showed up in Bellevue
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