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Cecropia moth

Hyalophora cecropia

Aster leafhopper

Jeff Hahn, Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota

Aster leafhopper

Steven Katovich, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org


Size: 5 - 6 inch wingspan

Description: Reddish-brown wings with distinct white crescent-shaped spots; white and reddish brown lines running through both wings.

Where/When: Associated with many different hardwood trees; commonly found at outdoor lights; present May into July.

Significance: One of the largest moths in Minnesota.

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