This is the second one this size I found.

This is the biggest moth I ever seen.

This is the second time I found a moth this size.They come to the window at night and land on the screen.Im not sure what kind it is but the body is bigger than any insect Ive ever encountered living here in washington for over 30 years.

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Cheryl L. says ... on Thursday, Jun 28 at 3:33 PM

Gig Harbor WA We had one on our screen. They seem friendly

Heather S says ... on Monday, Sep 5 at 1:28 AM

I have a huge one on my porch in Ellensburg. Never seen one that big, its body is huge! I thought it was a small bird at first!

Jane says ... on Wednesday, Aug 3 at 1:29 PM

We had one on our window last night, August 2, 2011 in Sammamish. We thought it was a bat. It was 4" across not fully extended. I'd like to know what they are and if they are an invasive species we need to worry about.

Anonymous says ... on Wednesday, Jul 27 at 11:47 PM

We live in littlerock washington and seen this same exact moth, it was huge! We thought it was a bat! Does anyone know where they came from? Or what they are?

fishhedz says ... on Saturday, Jul 23 at 7:21 PM

We just had one fly out of the night while camping near Darrington, WA. We thought it was a bat at first. This was on 7/22/11.

jjkk1234567890 says ... on Wednesday, Jul 6 at 12:36 PM

We found it in Arlington WA

jjkk1234567890 says ... on Wednesday, Jul 6 at 12:33 PM

I just found this huge moth and my three kids got a big bucket and captured it,they made a hole in the wing and then started screaming because it flew away.

Mario says ... on Friday, Sep 10 at 6:24 PM

At Boys and Girls club of hollywood I saw a freaking huge moth-like thing. It was almost a foot long and had a wing span of 9.2 inches. My friend took a picture of it. One of the staff mebers did not notice it and stepped on it.

Anonymous says ... on Monday, Jul 12 at 9:29 PM

7/12/10 We just found one in Arlington. Never seen anything like it before.

Dantheman says ... on Monday, Jul 12 at 4:40 PM

Just found one, 7/12/10 he's almost 6 inches across Beautiful!

webmama says ... on Wednesday, Oct 22 at 6:48 PM

We get 'em in Poulsbo. I measured one 6" across on my deck a couple of years ago.

! says ... on Thursday, Oct 16 at 6:11 PM

That's not a Cecropia, it's a Polyphemus, one of the largest of the State-side Giant Silk Moths (the Atlas moth = world's largest) . They aren't supposed to be common in western Washington. Are you sure you're not in Des Moines Iowa?? :P

gold fish says ... on Tuesday, Oct 14 at 7:12 PM

Aslo you drew trogdor the burninater wrong. he is on your palm, my friend made the video. You forgot the wings and arm. :P TROGDOR RULES!

gold fish says ... on Tuesday, Oct 14 at 7:11 PM

Seen bigger at my school- their big moths that migrate only i forget the name, and their grey. They sit the whole day or mabye a couple they fly away and die. The little kids at my school either freak out or start smashing them.

Shirley W. says ... on Monday, Jul 21 at 7:44 AM

I've only seen one myself. I believe that is a Cecropia moth and here is a link for more info... http://www.ivyhall.district96.k12.il.us/4TH/KKHP/1insects/cecropia.html

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