Tulip Tree Silk Moth

Please help us identify this beautiful moth!
Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 8:16 AM
Hey Mr. Bugman! We LOVE your website and use it to identify little critters we find around our wooden lot in North Central Maryland on the PA line. This morning we spotted this gorgeous moth, took pictures and immediately tried to identify it on your site…with out much success or time to spend looking. Please let us know if you can help us out. I have attached several pictures as it was so beautiful that I took A Lot! Thanks for all you do to provide such an educational site for us to view (we are homeschoolers, use it often and have spread the word to others)
Kindly, Valerie Corkran
North Central Maryland (Manchester)

Tulip Tree Silkmoth
Tulip Tree Silkmoth

Hey Valerie,
We love getting enthusiastic letters with wonderful photos like yours.  This is a female Tulip Tree Silkmoth, Callosamia angulifera.  You can read more about it on BugGuide. We feel confident that it is not the closely related  and similar appearing Promethea Moth, Callosamia promethea.

Tulip Tree Silkmoth
Tulip Tree Silkmoth

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  1. Mr. Bugman…
    My sons and I were delighted to see our Tulip Tree Silkmoth identified and our pictures posted for all to see!!! How fun! Thanks for your help! We are now going to be on the hunt for more bugs for you to identify for us!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
    Valerie, Riley and Wesley


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