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Hyalophora columbia (Columbia Silk Moth)  Geotagged,Hyalophora columbia,Lepidoptera,Moth Week 2021,Saturnidae,Spring,United States,giant silk moth,insect,moth Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. What a beauty! Posted 9 months ago
  2. How thrilling it must be to see this on your cloth! Posted 9 months ago
    1. It was definitely shocking to see. Never expected to find either species here apart from occassional cocoons. Posted 9 months ago

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''Hyalophora columbia'', the Columbia silkmoth or larch silkmoth, is a moth of the family Saturniidae. In the east it is found from Quebec and Ontario to Michigan, northern Wisconsin, and south-eastern Manitoba. In the west it is found from Alberta and Montana south through the Rocky Mountains to south-western Texas and into central Mexico.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Gary B
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Uploaded Jul 22, 2021. Captured Jun 1, 2021 07:11 in 4408 Miller Rd, Barnum, MN 55707, USA.
  • f/1.7
  • 1/728s
  • ISO50
  • 4.2mm