Callosamia promethea (Drury, 1773)
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
Overwintering: As a pupa in a cocoon suspended from the branch by long silken threads.