Promethea Moth on Screen - Ohio

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Promethea Moth on Screen - Ohio

A Promethea Moth hanging on a screen. The Promethea moth is quite large, about 6 inches with red to rusty brownish color wings and body. The wings will also have a white crescent shape marks and large eye spots.

The moth only lives for a few weeks and is not often seen in during the day time.

Insect photograph taken in Chardon, Ohio.

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  • Miller time on 2013-Jul-10 12:47:02 Miller time said

    I saw this cecropia moth walking my dog this morning. It was around 8am bright and sunny. It landed on a bush and was working its way towards the trunk to gain more cover. I woke up my 11 year old to come see.
  • sherry gibson on 2014-May-07 17:08:13 sherry gibson said

    found this Cecropia moth on my porch window in Granite Falls, NC May 7, 2014
  • Tracib3 on 2014-May-31 16:36:42 Tracib3 said

    This moth was /is hanging out on our garage door, has been there for several hours. It is huge. We blew on it and it spread its wings.. Its awesome! I live in Flowery Branch, GA
  • smokemonster on 2014-Jun-04 04:03:19 smokemonster said

    This is a promethea moth, not a cecropia.
  • Rush on 2014-Jun-04 22:26:23 Rush said

    Thank you for letting us know about the incorrect moth identification! Sometimes you might get it wrong.

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