Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1062315

Cecropia silkmoth
Hyalophora cecropia

Observation date: August 23, 2015
Submitted by: emilai333
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Spotted on the ground in an open, grassy area; clinging to stripped leaf stem. Transported indoors to see if anyone could identify. Photographed and returned outdoors. Weather - approx 75F, sunny.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jamesdurbin
Verified date: August 31, 2015
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Iowa, Muscatine County