The largest silk moth in North America. Female - Wingspan up to 16 cm. This one was about 6 inches across 15. 4 cm. Prefers to lay eggs on Maple Trees, Wild Cherry and Birch among others. No mouth parts. Lives only 3-10 days.
Found in a bushes near the edge of the lawn/woodlands in the Poconos
I was surprised it climbed on my hand and got really attached. It thought I was its MOTH-ER! HA! (I found the almost 4 inch cocoon in some bushes and have been waiting all winter to see what was inside.)
Lat: 40.87, Long: -75.61
Spotted on May 16, 2012
Submitted on May 17, 2012
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