Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

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  Sighting 1289135

Cecropia silkmoth
Hyalophora cecropia

Observation date: April 17, 2021
Submitted by: eroberthom
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Someone found it on the ground at the Edisto Beach, SC post office. It was sluggish but perfect. Photo by Halley Page.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: April 24, 2021
Coordinator notes: None.