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Polyphemus Moth

Antheraea polyphemus


Found this "little" guy this morning. He was attached to my rear tire! Bigger than a silver dollar, almost the size of a baseball in diameter. Best I can tell from matching pictures is that she's a Hyalophora euryalus – Cecropia Moth, Hyalophora cecropia. See Not exact but close. Looks like a lot of eggs or larvae on her back end... Sorry for the picture quality - Only had my phone, not either of my cameras...


East Hartland, CT, mostly wooded area in a clearing where my house sits...


Large, almost as large in diameter as a baseball.


bayucca 7 years ago

Saturniidae, Saturniinae, Saturniini, Anteraea polyphemus. Hyalophora has much stronger colors and markings, which are also different. In my eyes this one is the Polyphemus Moth.

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Great first spotting on Noah - welcome to the Project! You could submit this to to get a confirmation of your ID. I moved this to the arthropods category for you.

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Connecticut, USA

Spotted on May 31, 2013
Submitted on May 31, 2013

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