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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: