Butterfly - Atlas Moth Silkworm Moth Family (Saturniidae)

Atlas Moth
Butterfly - Atlas Moth Silkworm Moth Family (Saturniidae)

The Wild Silk Moths or Silkworm Moths are medium to very large in size, and this family includes the largest moths in North America. Adults have a wingspan of 3 to 15 centimeters, relatively small heads, and densely hairy bodies. Larvae are usually very fleshy, with clumps of raised bristles. Caterpillars mostly feed on leaves of trees and shrubs; some cause severe damage. Pupa develop in silken cocoons or in the soil.

The Wild Silk Moths or Silkworm Moths

Atlas Moth Silkworm Moth Butterfly

Atlas Moth Silkworm Moth

Atlas Moth Butterfly
Butterfly - Atlas Moth Silkworm Moth Family (Saturniidae)

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