Tulip-tree Silkmoth (Callosamia angulifera)

Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Saturniidae (sa-tur-NEE-ih-dee) (Info)
Genus: Callosamia
Species: angulifera

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Molino, Florida
Cornelia, Georgia
Machesney Park, Illinois
Fallston, Maryland
Old Fort, North Carolina
Chardon, Ohio
Glouster, Ohio
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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On Jan 18, 2007, DiOhio from Corning, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

This moth closely resembles the Promethea but it is slightly larger.

The host plant is Tulip-tree but the larvae can also be reared on black cherry and sassafras.

Normally 2 broods in the south and one brood in the north.
Both sexes are active at night and come to the lights.