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Moths of North America
Robin moth
Hyalophora cecropia LINNAEUS, 1758

Superfamily - BOMBYCOIDEA

Family - SATURNIIDAE
subfamily - SATURNIINAE
Tribe -
Hyalophora cecropia, USA  Adrian Hoskins
Introduction
There are 3 Hyalophora species, i.e. euryalis from the western states of the USA, columbia from southern Canada and northern USA, and cecropia. All are similarly patterned, but differ in ground colour and in the size and shape of the crescent-like markings at the end of the cells of both wings.
Hyalophora cecropia is distributed across the eastern states of the USA.
Habitats
This species inhabits deciduous forests.
Lifecycle
The larvae feed on the foliage of trees in the genera Acer, Prunus, Betula, Cornus and Salix.
Adult behaviour
To be completed.
 

 

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