In the world of moths, the cecropia moth or cecropia silkmoth (Hyalophora cecropia) is the largest moth found in North America, with a wingspan of five to seven inches.
The wings of the cecropia moth are predominantly brown, with a yellow stripe on the front wing and a reddish stripe on the rear wing.
In the Northeast, cecropia moths generally mate during the wee hours.
Adult cecropia moths do not eat anything during their short lives.
Because cecropia moths are especially large and colorful, even people who have no particular interest in entomology are drawn to them.