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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.
Holy sh1t! Beautiful!
Thanks to all. They are named after the son of Poseidon in Greek Mythology, Polyphemus, who was a cyclops, blinded by Odysseus!
Big moth - - big name :)
he has a long name!!
Very nice photo and spotting. Have "oops" myself when putting up several spottings.
Oops, you're right I think this is a polyphemus. Thanks, uploading a bunch at a time...
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.
Spotted on Aug 22, 2012 Submitted on Aug 22, 2012
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