Promethea Moth

Promethea Moth

Promethea Moth

This moth has a wing spread of 2.5 to four inches, the females averaging a little larger than the males. The female promethea  resembles the cecropia to some extent although it is much smaller. Both have an eye spot near the tip of the front wing and a white mark near the middle of each wing. However, the female promethea is a richer red-brown than the cecropia; the male promethea is dark brown to nearly black and lacks the white marks. The male also has the unusual habit, for a saturniid, of flying in the late afternoon. The rest of the saturniids are only active after dark.  To view the full publication, click the following link: Promethea Moth