Hyalophora cecropia (Linaeus, 1758)

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Maryland, USA [2013]
Half May to begin July
Very easy, takes 20 Hours
10-14 Days
Prunus, Salix, Betula, Crataegus, Pyrus malus, Plum and
many more
This species can be easy to rear, but on the other hand,
just don't. They prefer open airy conditions, so outside
rearing is preferred. Best results are on sleeved hostplants.
Adults have a lovely scent after emerging from there
Hyalophora cecropia starting cocoon © World of Silkmoths

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