Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 983665

Sweetbay silkmoth
Callosamia securifera

Observation date: April 26, 2014
Date notes: Early morning, approximately 12:30am
Submitted by: Shay Noggle
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: It was resting under a light on the wall of our local Fire Department. It was warm out. The moth was a female. I was unsure of its identity. I believed it to be a pale Promethea, so I took it home to get a better look at it and research it in the morning. I noticed, when I awoke that there were three eggs lain overnight near her. (They did not hatch)She died that afternoon.
Status: Resident
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: July 24, 2014
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Florida, Osceola County