The largest moth in North America which has a wingspan of up to 6 inches.
Just emerged from her cocoon, this female only has 2 weeks to live during which she will mate and lay eggs.
A male cecropia just eclosed from right side of his cocoon and is starting to pump fluid into his wings. I found this cocoon on a spicebush in my yard and wintered it over in the 'cathouse'. 6-16-04
This bug has been breeding since 7AM this morning and it is now 7:22 PM
Found two of these caterpillars on my River Birch, munching contentedly.
Beautifully colored and quite large.
Showing it not long before it cocoon itself
another view, from its back
Male Cecropia Silkmoth
Found in Winkler, Manitoba. June 2009.
We found this GIANT caterpillar and want to know more about it!
I have never seen one so close before, but I think it is dying, which makes me a sad.
Third instar caterpillar of a Cecropia or Robin Moth
Richmond TX, z9a, 05/012014
Richmond TX, z9a, 05/01/2014
Closeup of cocoon. Richmond TX, z9a, 05/01/2014