Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

  Sighting 545948

Promethea silkmoth
Callosamia promethea

Observation date: July 14, 2011
Submitted by: catherine
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I say this butterfly/moth having difficulty flying and it landed on my driveway. I took the picture, placed it on my butterfly bush then had to go inside to care for my elderly mom. when I came back it was gone. It was a hot sunny day (90 degees F.)
Status: Resident
Verified by: Jo Roy
Verified date: August 07, 2011
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Cayuga County, New York, United States