I was out walking on a great trail in Williamsburg. I don't know if it has a name, it is the trail that runs around WISC, the sports complex. The littles were at a soccer camp and after dropping them off I took the German Shepherd out for a lovely run/walk. We stopped when we saw this beauty:
I put my hand next to it so you could see how big it is!
That is one large bug.
I follow a young lady on Instagram called @bchkid https://instagram.com/bchkid/?hl=en
she is an entomologist and she identified the little beastie as a
also called a regal moth or a hickory horned devil, here is a bit more on the Citheronia Regalis in case you are interested