The Glover’s Silkmoth can be found on both the eastern and western slopes of the Rockies, typically in or near riparian habitat. Once the adults emerge from their cocoon, their only focus is to find a mate. Like the other silkmoths, they don’t even have functional mouthparts… so they don’t eat at all as adult moths and only live about a week. A big thank you to Michele for sharing a photo of this gorgeous moth! Her and husband have owned their property since 1981, and this is the first and only time they’ve seen this moth.
Size: Wingspan 80–100 mm
Photo by: Michele Nuss on 6/6/22 near Troy, MT