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Tulip Tree Silkmoth

Callosamia angulifera


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.

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Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 7 years ago

Beautiful! I've not seen this moth, but I can't wait to search this summer! Could you consider addin this stunning moth to my mission, Moths of the World? Thank you!

Smicksburg, Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Jul 5, 2010
Submitted on Dec 31, 2012

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