New Jersey Moths

Cecropia Moth (Hyalophora cecropia) 7767

Family: Saturniidae

Subfamily: Saturniinae

Wingspan: 4.5-6.0 inches

Range in NJ: Statewide

A U.S./Canada distribution map for this species is available here.

Flight Period: April-June, 1 brood

Larval Food Plants: Many deciduous trees and shrubs



Cecropia Moth

Female, Sussex County, NJ, 5/26/16


Cecropia Moth

Female, Sussex County, NJ, 5/20/12


Cecropia Moth

Early-instar larvae, Sussex County, NJ, 6/13/11


Cecropia Moth

Late-instar larva, Sussex County, NJ, 7/3/11


Cecropia Moth

Cocoon, Warren County, NJ, 4/29/15