What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: What in the world?
Location: Williamsport, PA
May 31, 2017 7:49 am
Good morning from Williamsport, Pennsylvania! I was put planting the other day and found a red cocoon with what looked to be a stinger on the bottom of it, buried in the soil. I put it back and now this morning, this
appeared. I am not sure if it is related, however; what is this beautiful creature, bc I have NEVER seen one around this area!! Thanks for any insight
Signature: Angela

Female Cecropia Moth

Dear Angela,
This is a female Cecropia Moth.  Like other members of the Giant Silkmoth family Saturniidae, they do not feed as adults.  They only live long enough to mate and lay eggs, generally a week at most.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Williamsport, Pennsylvania

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