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Giant silk moth (Hyalophora cecropia) This gorgeous giant silk moth visited my garden and posed on a daylily for me. Cecropia Moth,Geotagged,Hyalophora cecropia,Summer,United States Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Giant silk moth (Hyalophora cecropia)

This gorgeous giant silk moth visited my garden and posed on a daylily for me.

    comments (5)

  1. So pretty! Posted 2 months ago
    1. Thanks Stuart. What a treat for me this was! I am always looking for wonderful things in nature and this beauty was pretty hard to miss. Posted 2 months ago
  2. Such gorgeous colours. And sort of soft- looking Posted 2 months ago
    1. Thank you! Posted one month ago
  3. This is so incredibly beautiful. Beautiful sharpness and color. Posted 2 months ago

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The Cecropia Moth is North America's largest native moth. It is a member of the Saturniidae family, or giant silk moths. Females with a wingspan of six inches or more have been documented. It is found as far west as the Rocky Mountains and north into the majority of Canadian provinces. The larvae of these moths are most commonly found on maple trees, but they have been known to feed on cherry and birch trees among many others.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Deb Cappello
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By Deb Cappello

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Uploaded Jul 16, 2017. Captured Jul 15, 2017 05:19 in 163 N Fraley St, Kane, PA 16735, USA.
  • Canon PowerShot A1000 IS
  • f/2.7
  • 1/50s
  • ISO125
  • 6.2mm