Cecropia Moth
(aka Robin Moth)
Hyalophora cecropia
(L)
Saturniidae
Hodges 7767


April 2013


Courtesy Donna Bell, Flomaton, Alabama
April 2013


Identification Covell, Moths of Eastern North America, Page 52 -- A large moth easily recognized by its size and red body with a white collar and abdominal cross bands. The wings are dark brown with red shading in the basal area of the forewing, crescent eye-spot, and beyond the post-median line on all wings. The caterpillar host plants are ash, beech, birch, elm, maple and poplar trees.

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