Rhonda Hodges (2011-08-05)
We have just found a huge Hyalophora cecropia in our backyard in DRESDEN Ontario Canada. It was trying to climb our back fence to reach a maple tree. It was extremely large and it''s body was very fat. We have never seen one before!
Lynn Gibson (2012-05-17)
We had two (2) here in London, ON in our backyard. Large, green caterpillars slowly moving across the lawn (we would pick them up and move them back where they came from-not knowing what they were or where they were going-we did this twice. Finally let them be and the moved into the lilac bush we had, spun their coccoons and emerged a time later-large, beautiful creatures! We did also protect them from predators (in coccoon stage) with some netting, allowing them to leave through the opening in the top. We called the University and they said it was rare for them to be this far.
These moths are present in the Peace Country. Between 2002 and 2005, I worked at Historic Dunvegan Provincial Park, and I used to see the moths there. Missionaries and fur traders planted Manitoba Maples there.
Melinda B (2013-08-06)
Found the catipillar of a "Hyalophora cecropia" feeding on some ground cover. The second one I have found in the last 5 years. I live in the Tomahawk, Ab area.
Lee Anne (2013-09-06)
Found the caterpillar on a piece of wood earning against my garage, I live in northern Ontario, we were curious why is it here, how could it get here, what is it doing, it's cocoon is full now and harder......any info would be great, I have a photo not sure how too send it cecropia silk mate is what I think it is.....if interested I can send my photo
I work in a park in Buffalo, NY, on the shores of lake Erie, just a few miles from the Province of Ontario. Today we discovered a Hyalophora Cecropia caterpiller on a white Birch tree.
O'Neva Kupka Spencer (2017-05-25)
Ours is an interesting story. It was found as a caterpillar and before we could release it, it had turn into a cocoon, now almost a year later it hatched. Very beautiful and our kiddos at school were so excited to see that it is alive. We are in Casper Wyoming. We also have some very nice photos..
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