Attributes of Callosamia angulifera

Tuliptree silkmoth
Callosamia angulifera (Walker, 1855)

Family: Saturniidae
Subfamily: Saturniinae
Identification: Males and females differ. Male upperside is brown with angular white cell spots on all wings and much contrast between the basal and outer portions of the wings. Underside has a very light pink band to the outside of the postmedian line. Female upperside is yellowish brown; angular white cell spots are largest on the forewings. Underside of hindwing has mahogany red at its darkest part. Both sexes of the summer brood are darker.
Wing Span: 3 1/8 - 4 5/16 inches (8 - 11 cm).
Life History: Mating occurs between dusk and midnight, with most activity around 10 PM. Females lay eggs at dusk the following evening, in rows of 4-10 on tulip trees. Eggs hatch in one week and the young caterpillars feed in groups. Older caterpillars are solitary and do not eat the main vein of the leaf. Dark brown cocoons are spun in a curled leaf which falls to the ground.
Flight: One brood from June-August in the north, two broods from March-April and in August in the south.
Caterpillar Hosts: Yellow poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera) in the magnolia family.
Adult Food: Adults do not feed.
Habitat: Deciduous woodlands.
Range: Massachusetts east through central New York, southern Ontario, and southern Michigan to central Illinois; south to the Florida panhandle and Mississippi.
Conservation: Not usually required.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
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July 26, 2012 mothman27 Whitley County, Indiana, United States January 11, 2017 Details
July 01, 2016 ButterBelle Putnam County, Tennessee, United States August 22, 2016 Details
July 30, 2016 EllieMay Indiana, United States August 02, 2016 Details
July 27, 2016 datilson Washington County, North Carolina, United States July 27, 2016 Details
July 01, 2016 ButterBelle Putnam County, Tennessee, United States July 18, 2016 Details
June 28, 2016 MarineWeston St Joseph County, Indiana, United States June 28, 2016 Details
May 02, 2016 stomlins701 Cocke County, Tennessee, United States June 16, 2016 Details
June 05, 2016 Aleasha Carrier Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States June 08, 2016 Details
May 27, 2016 Kaptnsplash Cheshire County, New Hampshire, United States May 27, 2016 Details
May 23, 2016 canoemike Tippecanoe County, Indiana, United States May 25, 2016 Details
April 25, 2016 Doug Bruce Anderson County, Tennessee, United States May 18, 2016 Details
April 17, 2016 johnmiller Bradley County, Tennessee, United States May 16, 2016 Details
April 17, 2016 lilkriskattn Sequatchie County, Tennessee, United States April 30, 2016 Details
April 25, 2016 Stott Noble Jefferson County, Alabama, United States April 26, 2016 Details
July 17, 2015 AllenRatz Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States February 04, 2016 Details
June 19, 2015 curtis.lehman Bedford County, Pennsylvania, United States January 11, 2016 Details
March 19, 2009 Ilse Gebhard Liberty County, Florida, United States January 07, 2016 Details
July 01, 2015 AllenRatz Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States January 02, 2016 Details
August 22, 2009 pbedell Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States December 29, 2015 Details
July 05, 2015 Butterfly Ridge Hocking County, Ohio, United States December 05, 2015 Details
June 21, 2015 AllenRatz Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States October 03, 2015 Details
May 16, 2015 Electricstorm747 Jackson County, Alabama, United States September 29, 2015 Details
August 09, 2015 roseanna Pulaski County, Kentucky, United States September 03, 2015 Details
July 17, 2015 Rangertsp Franklin County, Tennessee, United States August 19, 2015 Details
July 16, 2011 digginflowers Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States August 14, 2015 Details
June 27, 2008 Joe Saunders Mercer County, West Virginia, United States August 10, 2015 Details
June 24, 2015 Betsy Higgins Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States August 06, 2015 Details
April 21, 2015 Tommie Rogers Polk County, Tennessee, United States August 05, 2015 Details
June 06, 2015 treichard Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States August 03, 2015 Details
July 24, 2015 froghavenfarm Hickman County, Tennessee, United States August 01, 2015 Details
July 31, 2015 snakeowl Fulton County, Georgia, United States August 01, 2015 Details
July 10, 2015 curtis.lehman Greene County, Pennsylvania, United States July 11, 2015 Details
July 03, 2015 digginflowers Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States July 03, 2015 Details
June 05, 2015 dudesocky Gaston County, North Carolina, United States June 29, 2015 Details
June 19, 2015 stomlins701 Cocke County, Tennessee, United States June 20, 2015 Details
June 02, 2015 ghostmyst_76@yahoo.com Adams County, Ohio, United States June 19, 2015 Details
May 26, 2015 guardmartink Davidson County, Tennessee, United States May 28, 2015 Details
May 05, 2015 Carol Thornton-Anderson Orange County, Indiana, United States May 05, 2015 Details
April 23, 2015 hmbaswell Baldwin County, Alabama, United States April 23, 2015 Details
July 03, 2011 klebo Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States March 18, 2015 Details
August 22, 2014 drkilmer Frederick County, Maryland, United States February 18, 2015 Details
July 04, 2014 AllenRatz Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States February 08, 2015 Details
June 15, 2014 AllenRatz Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States January 24, 2015 Details
July 15, 2014 reutere Delaware County, New York, United States January 22, 2015 Details
September 16, 2014 Mary Franceline Malone Powhatan County, Virginia, United States September 29, 2014 Details
July 20, 2014 bramblebee Henry County, Georgia, United States September 11, 2014 Details
June 12, 2013 rosenthal.k Fairfax County, Virginia, United States August 14, 2014 Details
July 19, 2014 davmcnaugh Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, United States July 27, 2014 Details
July 22, 2014 Tonia_Borman Jackson County, Ohio, United States July 24, 2014 Details
May 08, 2014 Ken Cheeks Edgefield County, South Carolina, United States July 21, 2014 Details