Ruth, the big silkworms and sphinx moths are flying right now. Usually they're attracted to lights and not seen during the day. The one on the door jamb had probably been attracted to a light.

JoAnne Russo
Saxtons River, VT

On Thursday, June 21, 2018, 10:55:50 AM EDT, Stewart <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Apologies if this is a repeat posting.  Last Sat, June 16 while doing the monthly survey of birds at Hildene in Manchester, we found a dead Cecropia Moth on a wood's path. Then we found a live Polyphemus Moth clinging to a door jam at the Visitor's Center.  Pictures and checklist submitted to i-naturalist by Terri Armata.  It's not often we see any of these large moths - perhaps the Luna more frequently.  But to see these two within minutes of each other in pretty much the same area was exciting; I'm not sure I have ever seen the real 'mcCoy"  in my natural history wanderings. 

Ruth Stewart

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