Minnette and her daughter Emma, an enthusiastic bug hunter, spotted this beauty while they were shopping at Caras for some new plants! 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.
Size: Wingspan 80–100 mm
Photos by: Minnette Wasness Reed on 6/19/22 in Missoula, MT