moth or butterfly?
Would you be able to identify the attached creature? This beautiful insect was discovered in Minnesota as a caterpillar and then has since blossomed into what you see here. The wing span is about 5”. It’s still below freezing temps here so we have it flying around in our office. Do you know what it eats? Any information would be helpful.
This is a Cecropia Moth, one of the Giant Saturnid Moths that do not feed as adults. They only live a few days and their goal is to mate and reproduce.