Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 960687

Forbes' Silkmoth
Rothschildia forbesi

Observation date: March 29, 2014
Submitted by: mbsimmons
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Two of these moths in a Montezuma Bald Cypress tree all day. They appeared to be mating. The following day they (or two more) were in a different Montezuma Bald Cypress tree - again mating. These flew off after I moved the branch to look closer.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: March 30, 2014
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Texas, Cameron County