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Promethea Moth

Common Name: Promethea Moth
Scientific Name: Callosamia promethea
These pictures were taken in Standing Stone State Forest in Middle Tennessee. This is a female moth which range in color from orange to red-brown, while the male Prometheas are dark brown to almost black in color.

These large moths have a wing span up to 3.6", with the females being slightly larger than the females of the species.

Sometimes referred to as the spicebush silkmoth both the males and females have eyespots on the front wings. Maple, tulip, apple, ash and birch are a few of the host plants used by the larvae.


Promethea Moth

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