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Callosamia promethea
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129<br>Callosamia promethea

Callosamia promethea

Temple Hills Clubhouse (Williamson County, TN)

AKA: Spicebush Silkmoth

RANGE: New Brunswick to Forida, west to Texas, north to Manitoba

FOOD: larvae feed on leaves of apple, ash, basswood, birch, cherry, lilac, maple, sassafras, sipcebush, sweetgum, tulip-tree (1); also recorded on buttonbush, magnolia, and other trees
Note- adults do not feed

I'm back from a quick trip to the mountains. Lot's of
catching up to do. Hoping to make the rounds here and
see what I've missed. You can find the Smoky Mountain
National Park 2011 trip gallery @ GSMNP 2011.

Canon EOS 40D ,Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
1/25s f/6.3 at 70.0mm iso100 full exif

other sizes: small medium large original
shatterbug11-May-2011 06:53
Terrific triptych...really like the angles you shot at!
Colin Storey09-May-2011 19:58
Fantastic threesome of images.
Patricia Kay09-May-2011 18:54
Fabulous captures Scott...BV
Johnny JAG09-May-2011 18:21
Great set of shots
Kevin Chester09-May-2011 17:06
I'm not a moth fan ( no idea why) but this one is very pretty
Walter O. Koenig09-May-2011 15:13
Three great shot of this beauty. Really nice colors and markings.
faye white09-May-2011 12:35
Beautiful markings!
FrankB09-May-2011 12:18
very effective triptych....color an density are perfect....V
David Royall09-May-2011 11:36
What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly - Chuang Tse

(I know it is a moth but I felt the ancient quote could still apply to this great series of shots)
Stephanie09-May-2011 10:29
Ummm... the adults do not feed??? What do they do for food?
Beautiful trilogy of images Scott! This moth is so pretty! :)
j>a>e>17 :):):)09-May-2011 07:53
triad o'precious GOLD!!!! :):):):)
laine09-May-2011 07:46
It's a pretty the three :)
Yvonne09-May-2011 07:45
A very pretty moth Scott, gorgeous colours & wonderful presentation!
Ann...09-May-2011 07:33
A very exotic looking Moth. I love the russet colours. Lovely presentation Scott.
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