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Antheraea polyphemus

Antheraea polyphemus

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Challenging me to take these photos, this large moth... an Antheraea polyphemus, live as an adult for about seven days, because they have no mouth and exist only to breed. I suspect this is a female, because it flitted from branch and leaf quickly probably laying eggs. So, really exciting opportunity to see this one. The eye spots give it its name – from the Greek myth of the Cyclops Polyphemus. ‪This was at the newly establish West Ridge Nature Preserve.

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DavidMroczkowski
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DavidMroczkowski

Chicago, Illinois, USA

Spotted on Jun 24, 2016
Submitted on Jun 25, 2016

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