Cecropia Moth

Subject: What kind of moth is this?
Location: State College, PA
June 2, 2015 5:15 am
Hi, I took this picture of a moth in State College, PA. Wondering what kind it is. Thanks!
Signature: Don

Cecropia Moth
Cecropia Moth

Dear Don,
We started getting images of Cecropia Moths,
Hyalophora cecropia, from various locations in the past month, beginning with southern sightings.  According to BugGuide:  “Populations of this species can be found across most of continental North America east of the Rocky Mountains.  Cecropia moths are recorded from the Maritime Prov. of Canada (Nova Scotia & PEI) south to central Florida and west across the Eastern Plains & e. Rockies.”

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