#7764 promethea

Promethea Moth

Callosamia promethea (Drury, 1773)

Family: Saturniidae

Status: Rare stray.

Range: This moth has been found from the Atlantic Coast west to eastern Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas.

Larval Hostplant(s):  Larvae feed on a variety of woody plants, none of which are native to Nebraska but can occasionally be found as ornamentals – spicebush (Lindera benzoin), sassafras (Sassafras albidum), tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) and lilac (Syringa vulgaris).

NENHP Ranking: Not listed.

Broods/Flight Times: One or two broods depending on the latitude. One would be expected here if it actually manages to find hostplants.

Habitat: Most likely to be found near the introduced hostplants.

Avg. Wingspan: 3 – 3 3/4 Inches

Found at:

Overwintering: As a pupa in a cocoon suspended from the branch by long silken threads.

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🔗Links: Moth Photographers Group, BugGuide.net.

Promethea Moth – female
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