Tulip-Tree Silkmoth
Callosamia angulifera
Saturniidae (Giant Silkworm)
Hodges


Female moth, 03-14-06


Male Moth 4-17-06


Identification: Covell, Moths of Eastern North America, Page 51: The moth is usually slightly larger than the Proimethea Moth. The male wings are dark brown, not blackish. The post-median line is whitish. The terminal area and reinform spots are distinct. The female wings are yellowish to orangish-brown, with no reddish tint. The forewing reniform spot is usually large. The caterpillar host plants are tulip tree and sassafras. The moths have also been reared on black cherry.

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