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Cecropia Moth

Hyalophora cecropia

Description:

Large, colorful female moth. Gray, browns and orange with marroon, orange, black and white body.

Notes:

This female kept gently opening and closing her wings, wafting her pheromones into the air.


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14 Comments

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 2 years ago

Gorgeous!

Congrats Lisa!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 4 years ago

Congrats Lisa! Beautiful SOTD!

Wow,amazingly beautiful Lisa,great photo,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

RickLampman
RickLampman 4 years ago

AWESOME !!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 4 years ago

Wonderful Lisa! Congratulations! It was in the prime of it's beauty.

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 4 years ago

Wonderful photo!!! So so gorgeous!

outsidegirl0
outsidegirl0 4 years ago

congats!

Dhiren
Dhiren 4 years ago

Many Many Congratulation... you deserved this...

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 years ago

Amazing species and an excellent specimen. Congrats Lisa.

RobThacker
RobThacker 4 years ago

Congratulations Lisa, stunning moth

KarenL
KarenL 4 years ago

Many congratulations Lisa, your great capture ofNorth America’s largest native moth is our Spotting of the Day! Named after Cecrops, a half-man, half-snake King from Greek mythology, the cecropia moth can have a wingspan of over 6 inches!

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LisaPowers
LisaPowers 4 years ago

Thank you! I always take great pleasure in the beauty of nature and feel privileged to be able to share what I see!

hernandezwolf99
hernandezwolf99 4 years ago

Always love your pictures

Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee, USA

Lat: 36.06, Long: -86.91

Spotted on Apr 30, 2014
Submitted on May 1, 2014

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