Thursday, December 9, 2010

SPECIES IN FOCUS- Cecropia Moth (Hyalophora cecropia)

This moth is North America's largest native moth. It is a member of the Saturniidae family, or giant silk moths. These images were taken at the Macoun Marsh in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. 

The weird larva has a very large sea green body with prominent dorsal knobs: thoracic knobs orange, abdominal ones yellow; sides of body with pale blue knobs.


  1. I've seen one of these in my backyard in Yorkville, NY. Everytime I've described it people have said Oak Slug, but it wasn't. Finally found the right one!

  2. I saw One of these moths on my deck in Port Perry Ont June 06 2014