Hyalophora Cecropia Moth

 

Hyalophora cecropia, the cecropia moth, is North America's largest native moth. It is a member of the family Saturniidae, or giant silk moths. Females have been documented with a wingspan of five to seven inches (160 mm) or more. These moths can be found all across North America as far west as Washington and north into the majority of Canadian provinces. Cecropia moth larvae are most commonly found on maple trees, but they have also been found on cherry and birch trees among many others.

Hyalophora Cecropia

Male Cecropia Moth

North America

Black Museum Style Frame

8" W x  6 1/2" H

 


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