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Female, based on coloring. Both sexes remsemble female Promethea Moth, but male is darker overall and femal is paler orange. Large T-shaped reniform spots mark all wings of both sexes. Pale border of hindwing is accented with a row of blackish (male) or orange (female) spots
Tulip tree, also Black Cherry and Sassafras.
A member of the Giant Silkworm Moth family. I have a fond memory of this photo because my Great Niece and Nephews were so interested in this moth. I love to show them nature, and in this case my nephew, at at 8, actually taught me something about moths. He said the easiest way to distinguish a moth from a butterfly is that at rest a moth spreads its wings out and a butterfly usually has its wings upright, folded together.
Spotted on Jul 5, 2010
Submitted on Dec 31, 2012
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