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Old 04-18-2019, 10:42 PM   #1
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I found this today. Any ideas for an I.D.?
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Leaf roll, leaf be, see what leaflone do.
Seriously an sorry.. I haven't a coons clue whatsoever to throw your way.
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Old 04-19-2019, 04:02 PM   #3
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Leaf roll, leaf be, see what leaflone do.
Seriously an sorry.. I haven't a coons clue whatsoever to throw your way.
Haha.

I will leave it alone--although I did touch it when I first spotted it....to see if it was empty or not. it had a good bit of weight to it.

I plan to keep an eye on it daily...when feasible. I would love to see it eclose or even freshly out and drying its wings (like I did last year--I spotted a pristine looking Luna moth). Pictures and video would be even better...but,I don't want to disturb it by bringing it in to ensure I see it.
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Oh I hope it's a luna. Those are few and far between here in Michigan.
Used to see them regularly back in the 70s but I highly the suspect bug zappers were their decline
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I got a confirmation fro. two members of the Butterflies and Moths of Pennsylvania Facebook group. It is a promethea moth.

I will have to look for the pic of the luna moth...I would be thrilled to see one (or more) again this year.
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https://www.insectidentification.org...Promethea-Moth
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I got a confirmation fro. two members of the Butterflies and Moths of Pennsylvania Facebook group. It is a promethea moth.
It has been a few years since I've raised tulip tree silkmoths but my memory is their cocoons look the same as prometheas. If the tree it is on is a tulip poplar, then I'd go tulip tree silkmoth.
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It has been a few years since I've raised tulip tree silkmoths but my memory is their cocoons look the same as prometheas. If the tree it is on is a tulip poplar, then I'd go tulip tree silkmoth.
Thank you for that info, KC.

I did add tulip tree to the yard, but this is on a twid of our spicebush. The largest tulip tree is in the first acre; this is in the second. However, I did add a tulip tree to this section last year. It is rather small and about 25 feet away from the spicebush.

If I am lucky enough to get a picture of the adult, maybe we can make a determination.
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Cool! I hope you can get a photo of the adult.
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Cool! I hope you can get a photo of the adult.
Me, too...so far, it still seems to be intact. I don't want to touch it to feel its weight (for fear I would cause some damage...or draw attention to it and have a bird devour it).

If i do get a photo, I'll be sure to post it.
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