#7767 cecropia

Cecropia Moth

Hyalophora cecropia (Drury, 1773)

Family: Saturniidae

Status: Resident, once common but now being found with less frequency.

Range: From the east coast westward through the Dakotas, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and central Texas.

Larval Hostplant(s):  Larvae feed on a large number of woody trees and shrubs including, but not limited to wild cherries and plums (Prunus), apples (Malus), birch (Betulaceae), dogwoods (Cornus), and willows (Salix), lilacs (Syringa) and Grapes (Vitis).

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Broods/Flight Times: One brood which normally emerges in late spring to early summer.

Habitat: Equally at home in urban and native habitats.

Avg. Wingspan: 4 1/4 – 6 Inches

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Overwintering: as pupa

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Cecropia Moth
Cecropia Moth larva, NE., Garfield Co., July 18, 2020, Melissa Waite Ketelsen
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