Tulip-Tree Silkmoth
Callosamia angulifera
Saturniidae (Giant Silkworm)

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.

Use BACK button to return to Index