Location: Mariposa, CA
March 30, 2012 7:04 pm
We found this beautiful silkmoth in our living room. I understand that this moth usually is found east of the Rockies. We are in Mariposa, CA. Thought you might enjoy this sighting.
Your identification is not correct, but the error is understandable. You have identified your moth’s genus correctly, but you were visited by the Ceanothus Silkmoth, a relative of the Cecropia Moth that ranges along the west coast. The bushy antennae identify this as a male. You can get additional information on the Ceanothus Silkmoth on BugGuide.