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Cecropia Moth

Hyalophora cecropia

Habitat:

West Chicago Prairie, DuPage Forest Preserve. Wet Prairie. Shortly after it emerged from the coccoon.

Notes:

Largest Moth in the United States.

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12 Comments

Chris Carille
Chris Carille 10 years ago

Great close-up!

MickGrant
MickGrant 10 years ago

Lovely - any more angles?

Noe and Pili
Noe and Pili 10 years ago

Great pic!
The details are awesome

KarenP
KarenP 10 years ago

Well done! congrats. :)

AshleyAkers
AshleyAkers 10 years ago

wow great shot

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 10 years ago

Fantastic detail

michaeladamsparks
michaeladamsparks 10 years ago

I am loving these prairie pictures. A huge prairie and plains person myself. Do you actually work on a restoration project?

Dale
Dale 10 years ago

Very nice pic! Zoomed in so much it looks to fat to fly :)

David
David 10 years ago

Beautiful shot - looks like it was still pumping up its wings. What a moment!

eulalia rubio
eulalia rubio 10 years ago

Beautiful!

Isabela
Isabela 10 years ago

Congratulations for this macro, Susan.

peter
peter 10 years ago

Wow, crazy macro shot. The antennae are wild!

susan.kirt3
Spotted by
susan.kirt3

Indiana, USA

Spotted on Feb 3, 2011
Submitted on Feb 3, 2011

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