Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1122515

Columbia silkmoth
Hyalophora columbia

Observation date: June 24, 2017
Submitted by: karrunge
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I was told the moth had not moved since mid-morning. It was attached to an exterior wall of the house. The day was overcast and there were heavy showers in the early evening. The location is a residence right next to the ocean.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Sue Gregoire
Verified date: June 26, 2017
Coordinator notes: Hyalophora columbia - Columbia Silkmoth rather than H. cecropia due to lack of orange band in wings. They do not feed so do loaf a lot. It may fly away during the night. SG
Checklist region(s): Nova Scotia, Canada