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Promethea Silkmoth

Callosamia promethea

Description:

Female. Wingspan: 3 1/2 inches (8.89 cm). Reddish/brown and white with spots and other gorgeous markings. One eye spot on each wing. Found on house and extended my finger and it attached. Does not have mouth parts therefore does not eat.

Habitat:

Near meadow and open woodlands

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9 Comments

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 8 years ago

Very gorgeous! Someday, I want to have a beautiful moth on my finger like you!

Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 8 years ago

Beautiful spotting and series Carol.

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 8 years ago

Very nice spot, Carol!

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 8 years ago

She was very cooperative and stayed on my finger for 30 minutes. I took a walk thru my meadow and showed her to my nice neighbors! Thanks everyone!

OnengDyah
OnengDyah 8 years ago

Very pretty..:)

drP
drP 8 years ago

Lovely moth. I've seen C. angulifera in my area, but I'd love to see one of these up close!

RiekoS
RiekoS 8 years ago

Very nice.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Gorgeous series, Carol!

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

Nice one Carol! Moth-er is back!

Carol Snow Milne
Spotted by
Carol Snow Milne

Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on May 31, 2013
Submitted on Jun 3, 2013

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