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Polyphemus Moth

Antheraea polyphemus

10 Comments

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 years ago

PaulBeaudry, we at Project Noah share your enthusiasm about this and other butterflies posted here. However, I must remember you that this is a public forum with younger users here. So, please use a less "colorful" language, more appropriate to this audience.

PaulBeaudry
PaulBeaudry 9 years ago

Holy sh1t! Beautiful!

barbarossa
barbarossa 9 years ago

Thanks to all. They are named after the son of Poseidon in Greek Mythology, Polyphemus, who was a cyclops, blinded by Odysseus!

VicLoya
VicLoya 9 years ago

Gorgeous!

HeatherK
HeatherK 9 years ago

Beautiful!

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 9 years ago

Big moth - - big name :)

he has a long name!!

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 9 years ago

Very nice photo and spotting. Have "oops" myself when putting up several spottings.

barbarossa
barbarossa 9 years ago

Oops, you're right I think this is a polyphemus. Thanks, uploading a bunch at a time...

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 9 years ago

I think you have mis-identified your moth. Automeris io can be brown, but does not have the small eye spot on the forewing. The large hindwing eyespots on an IO are surrounded by yellow.

barbarossa
Spotted by
barbarossa

Havelock, North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Aug 22, 2012
Submitted on Aug 22, 2012

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