We found one of these georgous moths in our carport we are in the BC interior Kamloops
April Hunt (2010-05-14)
I found one of these in my backyard, May 15,2010. I live in Ennismore, Ontario....just north of Peterborough. I have taken pictures. They are huge and beautiful. I think he''s a little out of his territory?
I found one of the huge caterpillars here in Clarkston, Michigan just Tuesday (7/20/2010). Way out of his area according to this site. When I was a child I found one of these huge moths on a wood pole under a deck roof at the public swimming pool. It was gigantic! This would have been in the mid 80''s. I''ve never seen one since until now. The caterpillar was caught by my dog. Needless to say, she mortally wounded it by destroying its head. :( But there was the rest to identify it with. It looks just like those you have here on the site. What kind of trees do they eat. The only ones near by was a Mulberry and Box Elder.
Ken Laninga (2010-08-22)
We found TWO of these huge caterpillars about August 18, 2010, north of Spirit River, Alberta. Both are now cocoons and I wonder how we can "raise" them and hopefully produce MORE of them.
Dale McLaughlin (2011-08-14) (2011-08-14)
Just found a rather large caterpillar on my buffalo berry bush. Bezanson/Grande Prairie AB.
Kim Hartford (2014-02-12)
My husband found this gigantic beautiful moth crawling up the wall of the house on February 10, 2014 in Carmel Valley, CA.
Kelly Shannon (2014-06-01)
I found one at work today, attached to a screen on a portable garage,very nice looking moth. Peace River, Alberta
Renee Girard (2015-05-25)
I found 2 of these moths this morning by my shop. They were mating, took some pictures and a video with my phone. I have never seen anything like this before, would like to know which is male and female. They were seen in the MD of Smoky River near Girouxville Ab. May 25, 2015.
I have one that is camped out on the side of my garage in Bonsall, CA. It's been there two days. Glad to know it can tolerate cold as it's been chilly the last couple nights but I didn't want to disturb it. Weird that it's out in February tho (2-24-17). Might be a brutal summer if spring things are coming out already!
Clare Gordon (2017-06-17)
The students at Tatla Lake School in the Chilcotin area of BC enjoy watching these beautiful moths. They find them each year clinging to the side of the school many mornings in June. I just saw one today when I was walking home for lunch.
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