Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

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  Sighting 1264143

Cecropia silkmoth
Hyalophora cecropia

Observation date: May 27, 2020
Submitted by: TeamZ
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Raining. Sheltering under roof overhang. Stayed under overhand on cardboard box for a couple of days. Laid eggs. Home near oak trees.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: July 28, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.