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Cecropia Moth. - Hyalophora cecropia - female

Cecropia Moth. - Hyalophora cecropia - Female
Pickens County, Georgia, USA
May 3, 2009
Size: wingspan approx. 15.5 cm.
Found at porch light (my lucky night, I guess).
Brought it in for photo shoot and released back outside, where she proceeded to lay 13 eggs by back door.
She laid 6 eggs in one spot and 7 a couple of feet away.
She hung out by the porch light for a few hours and then disappeared, perhaps to lay more eggs elsewhere.

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Cecropia Moth. - Hyalophora cecropia - female Cecropia Moth. - Hyalophora cecropia - female Cecropia Moth. - Hyalophora cecropia - female Cecropia Moth. - Hyalophora cecropia - female

Beautiful moth Aubrey. I've b
Beautiful moth Aubrey. I've been looking for one of those for quite some time now. Keep up the good work.

 
Thanks Jerry!
I felt very lucky to come across this one. This is one of those moths that I always wanted to find, but didn't expect to.

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