13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Cecropia Silkmoth

A Cecropia Silkmoth (Hyalophora cecropia) of the Giant Silkmoth family, drying the morning dew out of his wings in the sunshine. The antennae are supposed to be able to "sniff" the pheromones of a female from seven miles away.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Clark, Wyoming, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D3100
Copyright: © James Ingram