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Polyphemus Moth

Antheraea polyphemus


Family: Saturniidae, Subfamily: Saturniinae (Giant Silk Moths) Female (less bushy antennae) Wingspan: Nearly 150 mm (6 inches). Colorful large, flat-winged silk moth with pinkish cinnamon wings marked with transparent eyespots surrounded by yellow and blue rings. Does not have mouthparts. Hosts: Trees and shrubs including ash, birch, grape, hickory, maple.


Woodlands. Will come to light (came to front porch light)


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Yay, you got one! I'm so happy for you. Great series of your #1 species to find this year.

abhijitboruah11 9 years ago


Evergreen 9 years ago

Nice set!

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 9 years ago


Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 9 years ago

Thanks so much! More photos. Daytime photos. She is still at the porch area 44 hours later.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Lovely set of pics Carol.

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 9 years ago

wonderful series Carol :)

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 9 years ago

Amazing Carol! Love the second shot!

ThomasV.Tittle 9 years ago

Sounds like you were channeling Carlos Castaneda. Nice set.

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 9 years ago

Beware though. Look into her eyes and they will hypnotize you! I am telling you, last night, I was imagining she was winking at me. LOL

LuisStevens 9 years ago

Great find and series Carol!

RiekoS 9 years ago


Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Great spotting, Carol. You are a true Moth-er, getting them on your hand and finger, very cool.

LarryGraziano 9 years ago

Wonderful series Carol!

Carol Snow Milne
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Carol Snow Milne

Lehighton, Pennsylvania, United States

Spotted on Jun 12, 2013
Submitted on Jun 13, 2013

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