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

Promethea Moth - Callosamia angulifera Promethea Moth - Callosamia angulifera Large Moth - Callosamia angulifera 7765 - Callosamia angulifera Callosamia angulifera - female Callosamia angulifera - male - female Callosamia angulifera (Tulip-Tree Silkmoth)? - Callosamia angulifera - male Callosamia angulifera
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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
Other Common Names
Giant Silkmoth
wingspan about 10 cm, based on Moth Photographers Group specimen
Males are brown centrally, females yellowish brown. On females the angular white spots are largest on the forewings.
Eastern and midwestern states: Canada south to FL, west to IL.
Larvae feed on Tuliptree, Liriodendron tulipifera.

Adults do not feed.