Cecropia Moths (Hyalophora cecropia)
Stan Malcolm Photos and Videos

Along the Air Line...


My Cecropia Moth pages

The giant silk moths of the family Saturniidae are increasingly rare in New England as a result of parasites and diseases introduced to control Gypsy Moth outbreaks. Climate change, re-forestation, and other factors may also be at work.

Adults and Caterpillars in 2007

Adults in 2008

Caterpillars 2008

Eggs through Cocoons 2010

Adults through Cocoons 2011 (Includes Promethea life cycle for 2011)

Parasitized wild Cocoon 2012


You may also enjoy...

My Promethea Moth Life Cycle pages (Photos and videos)

My Luna Moth Emergence page (Photos)

Overwintering a Cocoon (My suggestions for storing a cocoon of your own and observing it in the spring.)

My Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle (Photos)

My Tiger Swallowtail Life Cycle pages (Photos)

My Black Swallotail Life Cycle (Photos and videos)

My Giant Swallotail Life Cycle (Photos and video)

External Links

Michael Cook's Cecropia Life Cycle page

Michael Cook's "Wormspit" home page (Great detail on other silk moth life cycles, techniques for rearing silkworms, and the process of making silk thread at home)

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