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Polyphemus moth

Antheraea polyphemus

Description:

Large moth with 6" wing span, notable for large, purplish eyespots on its two hind wings.

Habitat:

Widely distributed across North America, this moth lives in woodlands. This spotting was on the deck of our cottage on Salt Spring Island which has douglas fir, arbutus and big-leaf maple on the property.

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7 Comments

Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 8 years ago

Magnificent spotting and captures Ron!

Ron Caswell
Ron Caswell 8 years ago

thanks for the kudos!

Telse
Telse 8 years ago

Wow! It's Gorgeous Ron.

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 8 years ago

Fantastic..

Hi Ron, love your moth! Please add it to the mission Moths and Butterflies of the Pacific Northwest:
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/3073...
Thanks!

RiekoS
RiekoS 8 years ago

Very nice.

CastleSiavonga
CastleSiavonga 8 years ago

Lovely photos Ron - he looks like he's wearing a fur coat. Quite amazing.

Ron Caswell
Spotted by
Ron Caswell

British Columbia, Canada

Spotted on Jun 23, 2013
Submitted on Jun 25, 2013

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