Raising Glover’s Silkmoth

The Glover’s silkmoth (Hyalophora columbia gloveri) is a western species of giant silk moth, and is native to Arizona, where I live. It is very closely related to the Cecropia moth (Hyalophora cecropia), which I also raise here indoors (but never release). The nice thing about raising native species is they can also be released locally outdoors.

Adult Glover’s moth native to the western portion of the United States.
Glover’s silkmoths mating (May 2021)
Glover’s silk moth caterpillars, 2nd instar, raised on Rhus trilobata (3-leaf sumac).

Published by Vicky Oldham

Natural history enthusiast, professional artist 35+ years.

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