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Tuliptree silkmoth - Callosamia promethea - female

Tuliptree silkmoth - Callosamia promethea - Female
Saline, Washtenaw County, Michigan, USA
July 10, 2016
She emerged from her cocoon in the AM in our house. We had the air conditioning on for the day - all windows were closed. After opening the front door around 6 pm, 6 males were swarming the front door.

Moved from ID Request.

This is Callosamia promethea, not a Tulip-tree Silkmoth (C. angulifera). The coloration and diurnal activity of the male (as well as the cocoon structure) are all clear indicators of this.

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