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Polyphemus Moth

Antheraea polyphemus

Description:

Brown

Habitat:

Sidewalk


1 species ID suggestions

Polyphemus Moth
Antheraea polyphemus

4 Comments

KarenL
KarenL 5 years ago

Oops sorry! Great spot sbrickner!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 5 years ago

This isn't my spot Karen! The credit goes fully to sbrickner83. My Polyphemus (which is a female) is here: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/121...

KarenL
KarenL 5 years ago

Great spot Jacob! I've seen a few of the caterpillars but yet to see an actual moth of the species. The giant silk moths only live for a few days, literally just long enough to breed & don't eat at all as adults - they don't even have proper mouths!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 5 years ago

This is a male Polyphemus Moth. Ouch! Look at the injuries to his wings! Seems like he escaped a bird!

Fort Polk South, Louisiana, USA

Lat: 31.04, Long: -93.22

Spotted on Apr 1, 2010
Submitted on Apr 1, 2010

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