Cecropia Moth

Subject: Large moth
Location: Northern Ohio – Seneca County
May 23, 2016 9:14 pm
My son came across this moth on our evening walk/run tonight (5/23/16). We live in Northern Ohio about 35 miles South of the lake in Seneca County.
Very pretty and large. It was neat to see. Just wondering what type of moth it might be.
Signature: Michelle Hoepf

Cecropia Moth
Cecropia Moth

Dear Michelle,
This is a female Cecropia Moth, and she is laden with eggs.  Like other members in her family Saturniidae, the Cecropia Moth only lives long enough to mate and lay eggs.  Adults do not feed.

Thank you for the information.  I appreciate it. I am glad I came across your website.  We learned about other moths from other posts and questions posted.   Thanks again for you help!

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