Hyalophora gloveri (Strecker, 1872)
Status: Occasional resident in the scarps of western Nebraska.
Range: From western portions of the Dakotas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas this species can be found westward to the Pacific Coast but is apparently absent from Washington and Oregon.
Larval Hostplant(s): Chokecherry (Prunus virginiana), Buffaloberry (Shepherdia argentea) and Willow (Salix), Skunkbush sumac (Rhus aromatica) and Currants (Ribes sp).
NENHP Ranking: Not listed
Broods/Flight Times: A single late spring/early summer brood (May-June).
Habitat: Shrubby prairies, canyonlands and open pine forests.
Avg. Wingspan: 4 1/4 – 6 Inches.
Overwintering: As pupa.
Similar Species: Cecropia Moths have a darker appearance while gloveri is more maroon. Also gloveri lacks the bright red band bordering the transverse white band that is present on cecropia.
🔗Links: Moth Photographers Group.