1545 viewsJohn GillmoureJuly 3, 2014Sauble Beach, Saugeen Shores, ONDate shot: July 1, 2014
The Cecropia Moth (Hyalophora cecropia) is North America's largest native moth. It is a member of the Saturniidae family, or giant silk moths. Females with a wingspan of six inches (160 mm) or more have been documented. It is found as far west as the Rocky Mountains and north into the majority of Canadian provinces. This one was photographed on a cedar hedge by our cottage in Sauble Beach. It's wing span is about 6 inches. It is HUGE!!!