Elizabeth Melton Parsons


Hyalophora Cecropia – Giant Silk Moth


The Cecropia moth is the largest native moth to North America. I took these pictures yesterday and I believe this is a male because of the large feathery antennae. I think he’s beautiful. What do you think? I left the pictures very large, so if you click on them, you can really see the details.

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Author: Elizabeth Melton Parsons

I'm a novelist, poet, and artist. I love books, nature, art, and gardening. I'm a rock hound and there's a photo of me with a cool fossil rock on my about page, I take a lot of nature pictures. The background here is one of mine. Unfortunately I recently lost my wonderful husband, but I'm grateful to have the blessing of two beautiful sons. elizabethmeltonparsons.wordpress.com is © Elizabeth Melton Parsons 2007-2018. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Elizabeth Melton Parsons with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

12 thoughts on “Hyalophora Cecropia – Giant Silk Moth

  1. Sometimes God’s humblest creatures are the most beautiful.


  2. Wow!! that’s absolutely gorgeous!


  3. He really is beautiful, such incredible details. Thanks for sharing and for all the lovely comments on my blog. Oh, and it’s always nice to meet a fellow redhead, even if it is online. 🙂


    • You’re welcome, Janell. We redheads have to stick together, right? 😉 I had such a wonderful time looking at all your beautiful work yesterday. Thank you for coming by and commenting. By the way, you have a lovely name.


  4. Oh! How beautiful


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