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Polyphemus Moth

Antheraea polyphemus


Large tan moth with darker brown to black lines with a clear eyespot on each hindwing and forewing. The hindwing eyespots are especially exaggerated surrounded by yellow blue and black. This moth had the smaller, less feathery antennae of a female.


Rural yard in forest clearing with wet meadow along the drive up to the hpuse.


Came to moth sheet and lights.

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LisaPowers 2 years ago

Thanks Jim! It was a beauty!

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 2 years ago

I agree...great photography on a colorful moth, Lisa. I feel like it is staring at me.

LisaPowers 2 years ago

Thank you António and Gilma! It has more subtle than some of the others, but I think it gives a peaceful feeling to look at it! :-)

Awesome series Lisa,just beautiful,congrats and thanks for sharing

Beautiful and such a gorgeous Photograph...Magazine perfect. Thank you for sharing, LisaPowers

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Virginia, USA

Spotted on Jul 24, 2018
Submitted on Jul 26, 2018

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