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Cecropia Moth with Cocoon - Hyalophora cecropia I assume the moth emerged from the cocoon, but can&#039;t tell for sure because I couldn&#039;t see if the cocoon had split open.<br />
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I don&#039;t know what kind of tree/shrub this moth was on. There was a mating pair nearby.<br />
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Habitat: Vegetation along the Maine coast; They were in a garden next to a construction site. Cecropia Moth,Geotagged,Hyalophora cecropia,Spring,United States,cocoon,moth,moth cocoon Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Cecropia Moth with Cocoon - Hyalophora cecropia

I assume the moth emerged from the cocoon, but can't tell for sure because I couldn't see if the cocoon had split open.

I don't know what kind of tree/shrub this moth was on. There was a mating pair nearby.

Habitat: Vegetation along the Maine coast; They were in a garden next to a construction site.

    comments (4)

  1. Nice to see these big guys in your area, isn't? :-) Posted one month ago
    1. Yes! I rarely see large moths, so this was really awesome for me! Posted one month ago
  2. This is such an awesome moth! Posted one month ago
    1. Thanks! It was a first for me! I was so excited that it was hard to keep the camera steady, haha. Posted one month 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 Christine Young
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Uploaded Jun 25, 2019. Captured Jun 17, 2019 12:26 in 28 Court St, Bath, ME 04530, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/11.0
  • 1/256s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm