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Species Callosamia angulifera - Tulip-tree Silkmoth - Hodges#7765

Fourth Instar - Callosamia angulifera caterpillar - Callosamia angulifera caterpillar - Callosamia angulifera Silkmoth caterpillar (Callosamia?) - Callosamia angulifera Injured caterpillar - Callosamia angulifera Green Caterpillar with 4 red knobs up front - Callosamia angulifera Green Caterpillar with 4 red knobs up front - Callosamia angulifera Caterpillar - Callosamia angulifera
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Bombycoidea (Silkworm, Sphinx, and Royal Moths)
Family Saturniidae (Giant Silkworm and Royal Moths)
Subfamily Saturniinae (Silkmoths)
Tribe Attacini
Genus Callosamia
Species angulifera (Tulip-tree Silkmoth - Hodges#7765)
Hodges Number
7765
Other Common Names
Giant Silkmoth
Size
wingspan about 10 cm, based on Moth Photographers Group specimen
Identification
Males are brown centrally, females yellowish brown. On females the angular white spots are largest on the forewings.
Range
Eastern and midwestern states: Canada south to FL, west to IL.
Food
Larvae feed on Tuliptree, Liriodendron tulipifera.

Adults do not feed.