Callosamia promethea

890079.00 — 7764 — Callosamia promethea (Drury, 1773) — Promethea Moth

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:
Prunus serotina (?)

Polyphagous (woody plants)


This species was first recorded on Block Island in the 2010 bioblitz and was first found in the present survey in 2019, when a single female came to lights at the Scout property on June 26. A male was drawn to the captured female at the Hunt property on June 28, and 24 of the ~50 eggs resulting from this pairing were successfully reared on black cherry (Prunus serotina) to pupation August 1–12.


  • Species Page at Moth Photographers Group
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Ferguson, D. C., 1972. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 20.2b: p. 234; pl. 21.4-8. order or free PDF
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Species Page at BugGuide