Subject: Large Moth in Bridgewater
Location: Bridgewater, CT
July 24, 2016 7:21 pm
Hi. This big guy or gal is just hanging out on our back stoop. Dog doesn’t even scare him/her! Quite interesting but I don’t know what it is. Can you help?
After comparing your image to this BugGuide image, we are confident this is a male Tuliptree Silkmoth, Callosamia angulifera. Like other members of the family, adults do not eat, living only about a week, long enough to mate and reproduce.
Thank you! I was doing my research last night too and came up with the same species, although I thought it was a female. Thanks for all your help. J