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Cecropia Moth

Hyalophora cecropia

1 Species ID Suggestions

Cecropia Moth
Hyalophora cecropia Hyalophora cecropia

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eftco88 7 years ago


eftco88 7 years ago

Probably a male moth

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Thanks, the more people, the larger radius!

ulvalactuca77 8 years ago

I'm in!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Ok but could you join the mission so we can eventually expand to a lager radius.

ulvalactuca77 8 years ago

But I saw this moth at the museum of Natural History, and even though that is in the north east, I am not sure it is indigenous as I was told it was an Atlas Moth, though I'm not sure about that either.

ulvalactuca77 8 years ago

Hmm.... I may have been too hasty in my identification. This photo was taken at The Museum of Natural History in NY and I was TOLD by the guide that it was an Atlas Moth. Now after Kristen's suggestion I have looked into Cecropia and it looks more likely the actual moth I photographed. Thanks for the ID suggestion Kristen.

KristenGilpin 8 years ago

I believe you have a male Cecropia Moth. The males have a beautiful gray and red coloration and can be found in your area.

KristalWatrous 8 years ago

Very pretty.

opzjon 8 years ago


AnnvanWijgerden 8 years ago

Great shots! Beautiful creature!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

I feel so strange to look at this one. I never see a this kind of Large moth in Closed wing ventral view.
Nice spotting..!!

Latimeria 8 years ago

Was this in a butterfly garden? Atlas moths aren't native to North America, so it's important to add that extra information.

Randall Lee
Randall Lee 8 years ago

bet its a male, it has that fluffly antanae to 'track' pheromones secreted by the females of their species...Lovely picture...

CarolSnowMilne 8 years ago

Oh wow! I want a moth like this! Beautiful! LUCKY! Great photos

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NYC, New York, USA

Spotted on May 14, 2009
Submitted on Nov 16, 2011

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