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Promethea Moth

Callosamia promethea

Description:

Family: Saturniidae, Subfamily: Saturniinae (Giant Silkworm Moths). Male. (Sexually dimorphic) Black wings with cream-colored band beyond ST line (dorsal view). Ventral view color: Dark red. Body color: red and white. Large feathery antennae. Wingspan: 7.5-9.5 cm. Does not have mouthparts. Does not eat.

Habitat:

Woodlands

Notes:

Found cocoon in woodlands during the winter and put it on a open front porch area and emerged mid-afternoon.

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8 Comments

TKBotting
TKBotting 7 years ago

Great Series!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 7 years ago

Great series Carol! Love the first shot.

ChristosMaroulis
ChristosMaroulis 7 years ago

Very nice!!

Rosa Maria
Rosa Maria 7 years ago

What an adorable and beautiful moth! Wow! :D

dotun55
dotun55 7 years ago

Carol is back!

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 7 years ago

Thank you so much! Check out another male and female mating. Just uploaded today 6-5-14.

outsidegirl0
outsidegirl0 7 years ago

beautiful moth Carol... :)

Rajas Deshpande
Rajas Deshpande 7 years ago

woww..

Carol Snow Milne
Spotted by
Carol Snow Milne

Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on May 30, 2014
Submitted on Jun 5, 2014

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