Male Tuliptree Silkmoth

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?
Thank you,
Signature: Liz

Male Tuliptree Silkmoth
Male Tuliptree Silkmoth

Dear Liz,
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

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