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Polyphemus Moth

Antheraea polyphemus




1 species ID suggestions

Polyphemus Moth
Antheraea polyphemus Antheraea polyphemus - BugGuide.Net

8 Comments

bearattack79
bearattack79 6 years ago

I have a nice one spotted you should check it out. Its big but the Luna is even bigger!

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 6 years ago

Yes, that is the size. 5-6 inches. WOW! 100-150 mm Wingspan.

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 6 years ago

Awesome and congratulations! Please take a look at my moths when you have the time. Many Silk Moths, but not this one as mentioned.

scottmcfadyen
scottmcfadyen 6 years ago

Looks like you IDd it correctly. Thanks!

scottmcfadyen
scottmcfadyen 6 years ago

Ontario, Canada. It was the largest moth I've ever seen. From nose to wingtip must have been 5 to 6 inches.

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 6 years ago

The coloring is different in your photo, but the markings are the same in the ID I gave. This one I really want to find.

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 6 years ago

It is definitely a kind of silk moth native to your area.

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 6 years ago

Cool! I haven't come across this one. What country are you in?

Lat: 45.11, Long: -81.38

Spotted on Jun 11, 2012
Submitted on Jul 17, 2012

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