Hyalophora cecropia

890082.00 — 7767 — Hyalophora cecropia (Linnaeus, 1758) — Cecropia Moth

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:
Rhus copallina (?)

Polyphagous (woody plants)


This uncommon species is the largest moth on Block Island and the largest resident species in North America.


  • 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. 246; pl. 18.1-2, 5. order or free PDF
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Species Page at BugGuide
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
  • Species page at Moths of North Dakota.