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Polyphemus Moth

Antheraea polyphemus

Description:

Large moth about 5 in wingspan.

Habitat:

Urban.

Notes:

I found this moth in distress and unable to fly. Hoping to move her from a parking lot to some dignified place to die, she decided I looked like a trustworthy place to lay her eggs! This site tells much about life cycle and raising: http://www.kiva.net/~daylight/moth.html

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6 Comments

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

Wonderful!

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 9 years ago

Fantastic series.

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

great series and interesting encounter!

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Great spot Nann!

AdamBrown
AdamBrown 9 years ago

moths are so much cooler close up like that.

courtneyhitson
courtneyhitson 9 years ago

Very cool spotting!

Missouri, USA

Spotted on May 5, 2012
Submitted on May 5, 2012

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