Cecropia Moth Hyalophora cecropia (Linnaeus, 1758)  Synonyms: Hodges #7767, Robin Moth.

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In Howard County Bonnie Ott documented Cecropia Moth caterpillars on Black Cherry. Other host plants include Tulip Poplar, Wax Myrtle, Sweetgum, Staghorn Sumac, Smooth Sumac, White Meadowsweet, White Oak, American Basswood, and Blue Huckleberry (Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants).

Regional declines may be due to parasitism by the tachnid fly Compsilura concinnata, which has been introduced as a biocontrol for Gypsy Moths (BugGuide).

There are 56 records in the project database.

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A Cecropia Moth in Worcester Co., Maryland (6/15/2014). Photo by Jessica Morgan. (MBP list)

A Cecropia Moth in Cecil Co., Maryland (5/2/2019). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

A Cecropia Moth found in Baltimore Co., Maryland. Photo by Mike Lathroum. (MBP list)

A Cecropia Moth in Wicomico Co., Maryland (5/16/2014). Photo by Mike Burchett. (MBP list)

A Cecropia Moth in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/16/2014). Photo by Lynn Strauss. (MBP list)

Cecropia Moth in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (6/9/2018). Photo by Matthew Taylor. (MBP list)

A Cecropia Moth in Harford Co., Maryland (6/12/2012). Photo by Mike Burchett. (MBP list)

A male Cecropia Moth collected in Frederick Co., Maryland (8/19/2003). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Cecropia Moth caterpillar in Howard Co., Maryland (7/18/2018). Photo by Bob Cammarata. (MBP list)

A Cecropia Moth caterpillar in Howard Co., Maryland (7/18/2018). Photo by Bob Cammarata. (MBP list)

A Cecropia Moth caterpillar in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/19/2018). Photo by Bob Cammarata. (MBP list)

A Cecropia Moth caterpillar in Howard Co., Maryland (8/25/2014). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A Cecropia Moth caterpillar in Howard Co., Maryland (8/25/2014). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Cecropia Moth larva on willow in Frederick Co., Maryland (8/9/2015). Photo by Bob Cammarata. (MBP list)

Cecropia Moth in Howard Co., Maryland (7/24/2017). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Cecropia Moth caterpillar at Finzel Swamp, Garrett Co., Maryland (9/3/2006). Photo by Mike Burchett. (MBP list)

A Cecropia Moth caterpillar in Harford Co., Maryland (8/7/2013). Photo by Bob Cammarata. (MBP list)

A Cecropia Moth caterpillar in Harford Co., Maryland (8/7/2013). Photo by Bob Cammarata. (MBP list)

A Cecropia Moth caterpillar in Howard Co., Maryland (8/22/2015). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

Cecropia Moth larvae feeding on Black Willow in Harford Co., Maryland (6/26/2017). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

A Cecropia Moth caterpillar in Howard Co., Maryland (8/22/2015). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

Cecropia Moth caterpillar in Howard Co., Maryland (7/12/2014). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A Cecropia Moth larva in Howard Co., Maryland (8/12/2016). Photo by Jim Wilkinson. (MBP list)

A Cecropia Moth cocoon and pupa in Howard Co., Maryland (5/9/1999). Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

A Cecropia Moth cocoon in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (12/19/2013). Determined by Ryan St. Laurent/BugGuide. Photo by Lynn Strauss. (MBP list)

A Cecropia Moth cocoon in Cecil Co., Maryland (1/24/2018). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

Cecropia Moth ova in Harford Co., Maryland (6/26/2017). Identification verified by hatched larvae. Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

A Cecropia Moth cocoon in Baltimore Co., Maryland (4/20/2018). Photo by Keith Eric Costley. (MBP list)


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