Hyalophora cecropia
Location: Mariposa, CA
March 30, 2012 7:04 pm
Hi bugman!
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.
Signature: Kristin

Ceanothus Silkmoth

Dear Kristin,
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.

Location: California

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