Location: Coastal North Carolina
March 27, 2012 7:42 PM
I saw this beautiful 5-6 inch moth when I was out today. Unfortunately It seemed like something was wrong with him/her. I thought it looked similar to a Luna moth. Doing some investigative work online I couldn’t find a Luna moth that looked like this. I found an article about similar looking moth species and came across antheraea polyphemus. But, I still couldn’t find a moth online that looked like this one.
Coastal North Carolina
This beautiful moth is a Cecropia Moth, and though it is in the same family as the Luna Moth, Saturniidae, it is not that closely related within the family.