#7759 cynthia

Ailanthus Silkworm Moth

Samia cynthia (Drury, 1773)

Family: Saturniidae

Status: Rare stray or resident

Range: This species has been found from the central Atlantic states west to Nebraska.

Larval Hostplant(s):  Larvae feed only on an introduced exotic, the Chinese tree-of-heaven (Ailanthus altissima)

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Broods/Flight Times: One flight from June to July.

Habitat: Found near the introduced hostplant.

Avg. Wingspan: 4 – 5 1/2 Inches

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Overwintering: as pupa

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