2016-06-24 / Community

Pre-flight check



A Cecropia Moth spreads its wings wings on a stem prior to taking flight. Cecropia Moths range throughout eastern North America from south eastern Canada to Florida. Their larvae feed on maple, birch and willow but never in sufficient numbers to cause damage to trees. The wingspan of a Cecropia may be just over six inches. Small moths are eaten by warblers, flycatchers and whip-poor-wills. Several species, including sphinx and hummingbird moths are important pollinators, and are often seen in gardens. National Moth Week starts July 23. More information may be found online. (Kevin A. Byron photo) A Cecropia Moth spreads its wings wings on a stem prior to taking flight. Cecropia Moths range throughout eastern North America from south eastern Canada to Florida. Their larvae feed on maple, birch and willow but never in sufficient numbers to cause damage to trees. The wingspan of a Cecropia may be just over six inches. Small moths are eaten by warblers, flycatchers and whip-poor-wills. Several species, including sphinx and hummingbird moths are important pollinators, and are often seen in gardens. National Moth Week starts July 23. More information may be found online. (Kevin A. Byron photo)

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