What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: Silk Moth?
Location: Muskegon, Michigan
May 26, 2012 12:42 pm
I was trying to identify this moth and came across your site. It seems I have found a silk moth. The unusual thing is I live in Michigan. I took this photo in my back yard May 26, 2012. I’ve never seen one of these before.
Signature: Bill J.

Cecropia Moth

Hi Bill,
This Cecropia Moth is in fact a member of the Giant Silkmoth family Saturniidae.  It is one of the largest North American moths.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Michigan

4 Responses to Cecropia Moth

  1. jan hanninen says:

    i have seen these moths many times in the upper peninsula of michigan. i live in republic, mi.

  2. Maxine Lee says:

    I live in the lower peninsula of Michigan near Au Gres and I found one today on my garage door this is the second one that I have seen on my garage.

  3. Eric says:

    Found one today in Portage, MI. Got some great pictures!

  4. Kathy says:

    Hello. Boy they are beautifully large! Washington
    County Maryland.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *