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Columbia Silk Moth (Hyalophora columbia)

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


2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives


This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Barksdale Afb, Louisiana
Butte, Montana
Taft, Texas

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Member Notes:

Positive loves2plant On Jun 18, 2007, loves2plant from Butte, MT wrote:

The Columbia Silkmoth, is gorgeous, friendly and huge. Amazing colors appear as though they are painted on. What a lovely life to see in your yard or garden !!

Positive callmethedon On May 14, 2009, callmethedon from Barksdale AFB, LA wrote:

Very interesting creature! This moth was first spotted last night on my porch on Barksdale Air Force Base (Bossier City, LA). It was the first night I had my bug zapper turned on, so I believe that's what ultimately attracted it. When I got up this morning to take the dog out, I noticed it was still there, just chillin'! Are these native to this area???

Neutral homer3396 On May 16, 2009, homer3396 from Wilmington, DE wrote:

i live in northern DE i saw one of these today

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