We need your help in recording Giant Silkmoth observations in Vermont. You can report your sightings to iNaturalist Vermont.
Adding your photo-observations to our iNaturalist Vermont site is easy. Once you sign up, check out the help and tutorials and then get outside and start collecting important data in your neighborhood, park, garden, meadow, or natural area.
With just 4 species of Giant Silkmoths in Vermont, they can easily be identified with good digital photographs. Check out our tips on how to best photograph them to make it easier for experts to help you identify them.
- Close-ups are the best, but sometimes even a distant image will do.
- Photograph them from a few different angles – top, side, front. If your camera has a macro setting (often indicated by a flower symbol, be sure to use it so you can focus on it closely for the most detail.
- Even a poor photo may be good enough for identification, so don’t worry if you don’t have the perfect image; you can still share it with us.
Learn to Find Moths
Identifying Giant Silkmoths
Here are a few great field guides to help you: