New Jersey Moths

Tuliptree Silkmoth (Callosamia angulifera) 7765

Family: Saturniidae

Subfamily: Saturniinae

Wingspan: 3.0-4.5 inches

Range in NJ: Statewide

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

Flight Period: April to September (most June-July), 1 brood

Larval Food Plants: Tuliptree (Liriodendron tulipifera)

Comments: Attracted to lights. Males and females are quite different in color above and below.



Tuliptree Silkmoth

Female, Sussex County, NJ, 6/20/12


Tuliptree Silkmoth

Male showing very large antennae