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Giant Silk Moth - Callosamia promethea

Giant Silk Moth - Callosamia promethea
Lakeville, Oakland County, Michigan, USA
June 7, 2006
Size: 7" wingspan

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Giant Silk Moth - Callosamia promethea Giant Silk Moth - Callosamia promethea

Huge!
What a gorgeous moth. Great photo!

 
Thank you :) I took it at 5
Thank you :)
I took it at 5 megapixel, but had to lower the resolution to 640x480 to upload it here. It still came out ok, but there's a lot more detail in the full res.

Female Promethea, I think
Compare here (Moths of Michigan on Moths of North America website). Nice find - and welcome to BugGuide!

 
I'm sure you're correct. Now
I'm sure you're correct. Now that I have a name, I've found some good pics (including at the next poster's site), and it's almost a picture perfect match.

 
I would
I would say Promethea Moth (Callosamia promethea)
You can look here: MPG. Scroll down to near the bottom of the page.

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