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Moth ID
June 5, 2010
I would greatly appreciate an ID on these moths. The one looked like a cecropia, but I wasn’t sure. I know that patterns can vary considerably depending on location. Thank you!
Andrea
St. Peters PA

Female Promethea Moth

Hi Andrea,
Of the three species of moths in the genus Callosamia, we believe your specimen is a female Promethea Moth, Callosamia promethea, also called a Spicebush Silkmoth.  We are basing this on a photo posted to BugGuide. Our second choice would be a female Tulip Tree Silkmoth, Callosamia angulifera, also posted to BugGuide.  We will tackle your second moth separately.

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