Cecropia Moth | Birds & Blooms With a wingspan that can reach 6 inches, it's the largest moth in North America. Still, the sizable cecropia often evades notice because it isn't active during the day. It's attracted to bright lights, however, & people often see it at night, perched on surfaces next to a light. It emerges from its cocoon when the weather gets warm, usually in late May or early June, and it lives for a brief week or two.
'Better to understand for a single day the fleeting nature of things than to live for a hundred years without such understanding.' The Dhammapada ~ ~ European peacock butterfly (Inachis Io), photo by Claude@Munich