Subject: moth Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico
Location: Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico
June 22, 2017 9:43 am
This Giant Silkmoth in the family Saturniidae is quite lovely, and its muted colors help to camouflage if from predators. Our research indicates it is in the genus Caio, possibly Caio richardsoni based on an image on The Kirby Wolfe Collection. We will contact Bill Oehlke to see if he can verify that species identification. He may request permission to post your image to his site as well, and since he is a valuable resource for us regarding both Giant Silkmoths and Sphinx Moths, we hope you will grant that permission.
Thank you so much, Daniel. You guys are amazing. Of course you can use this image. Tom
Bill Oehlke Confirms ID
Richardsoni would be my first guess.