USGS - science for a changing world

Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center

  Home About NPWRC Our Science Staff Employment Contacts Common Questions About the Site

Caterpillars of Eastern Forests

Cecropia Moth (Hyalophora cecropia)


JPG-Photo of Cecropia Moth

Very large, sea green, with prominent dorsal knobs: thoracic knobs orange, abdominal ones yellow. Sides of body with pale blue knobs. Columbia silkmoth (H. columbia) very similar, but thoracic knobs red, abdominal knobs yellow-pink, and exclusively on larch. Food: maples and cherries preferred, and many other broad-leaved trees and shrubs, including larch. Caterpillar: May to October; 2 or 3 generations in South, 1 in North.


Previous Section -- Sweetbay Silkmoth
Return to Listing of Silkworms
Next Section -- Imperial Moth

Accessibility FOIA Privacy Policies and Notices

Take Pride in America logo USA.gov logo U.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey
URL: http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/insects/cateast/hyalcecr.htm
Page Contact Information: Webmaster
Page Last Modified: Saturday, 02-Feb-2013 05:12:52 EST
Reston, VA [vaww54]